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Havant campaigners hit out at ‘gobbledegook’ consultation for borough’s 10,000-home local plan

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 5th March 2019
Story by Byron Melton

CAMPAIGNERS say a consultation form for a council’s local plan is so user-unfriendly it is leaving swathes of people with valuable views ‘disenfranchised’. 

Residents have until 5pm on Monday, March 18 to have their say on the soundness of Havant Borough Council’s 10,000-home local plan before it is sent off to government. 

But activists and residents’ association bosses have branded the authority’s 13-step reply form ‘extremely frustrating’ – fearing it could put people off replying at all.

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Havant nature lovers will unite to ‘toughen up’ council’s green policies for 10,000-home local plan

Campaigners set to meet on Wednesday say environmental policies need to be ‘toughened up’ as Havant Borough Council seeks to progress its Local Plan for 2036 – which outlines sites it deems suitable to take on more than 9,000 new homes

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 26th February 2019
Story by Byron Melton

ECO-ACTIVISTS will scrutinise a council’s green policies as it plans for the construction of more than 9,000 new homes.  In a meeting at the Wheelwright’s Arms from 6.30pm tomorrow nature lovers will trawl through the Environment section of Havant Borough Council’s Pre-Submission Local Plan for 2036.  

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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

Published on the BBC News website on the 22nd February 2019

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

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The plants, animals, crops and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

If these critical species are lost, the report says, it “places the future of our food system under severe threat”.

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