Our local communities have suffered terribly from overdevelopment and too much housing being built without sufficient local facilities and infrastructure.
For over a decade, there has been an tireless drive by Lib Dem controlled Eastleigh Borough Council to build thousands of new homes on our precious green spaces. The character of our towns and villages has changed substantially with large-scale housing developments which have often been put in against the wishes of residents and local communities. This housing has often gone up quickly but the community infrastructure has been slow to appear. We now have a situation where local transport links, health services and schools are overstretched and struggling to keep up with demand.
I'm committed to Standing up for our Communities against this overdevelopment and fighting for better local services. We all recognise that housing does need to be built, but we must do it sustainably. We must take into account the effect that large scale developments have on our local communities and we must also take into account the amount of housing that has been built already before approving any more development.
This is why I am campaigning to:
- Scrap the unwanted Local Plan put forward by the Liberal Democrats and replace it with a sustainable plan instead.
- Reject the sprawling development of 2,400 homes on greenfields at One Horton Heath, which is being put forward by the local council.
- Regenerate our town centre and use the brownfield sites in and around central Eastleigh to meet future housing demand.
- Install the community infrastructure we need before allowing any more new homes to be built.