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We received news today that the Local Plan has been approved.You can read the full document from this link http://winchester.us12.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=ff5fd525cec7b271e07954336&id=2a6eae3b03&e=74c8bfa884 I am pleased that he took the comments from residents (and Councillors!) into account in part at least and the changes (in bold capitals) are as follows: MM17: (page 80, para 4.5.24) The Southern Part […]

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COUNTY COUNCIL – 24 NOVEMBER 2016 QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR JACKIE PORTER TO THE LEADER: “Regarding the current plans to deliver broadband to residents extending to Autumn 2018, what is the real future for the last 4% of residents for the universal offer of faster broadband?” Response: Hampshire County Council is investing £12.95m to extend superfast […]

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The Liberal Democrats in Winchester are fighting hard for local people. Your local councillors, campaigners and an army of volunteers work hard to make sure our district is well maintained and its unique heritage cared for. However, over and over again, the Conservative run City council has failed local people when it comes to doing […]

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Wonston Parish Affordable Housing Consultation Event at Victoria Hall, Oxford Road, Sutton Scotney Thursday 22nd October 3.30 to 7pm Proposal for new affordable homes for local people together with landscaping on land at Beggars Drrove, south of Buddlesgate, Sutton Scotney Please drop in if you are on the housing list and see what you think […]

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Help for those who heat their homes without gas

by Jackie Porter on 6 October, 2015

RURAL local authorities are among those to benefit from a new £25m fuel poverty fund. Nationwide more than 7,000 households across England will benefit from £25m worth of government funding to keep bills low. The £25 million Central Heating Fund competition opened in March to local authorities across England asking for plans to support local […]

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Tories proposed ‘Right to Buy deal’ cannot be delivered as promised in their manifesto The Government has signalled it could be prepared to drop plans to force housing associations to sell homes to tenants and pursue a voluntary programme instead. Alternatives to the plan have been drawn up by the National Housing Federation, who could […]

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Housing crisis in Winchester

by Jackie Porter on 17 September, 2015

Winchester University can offer places to as many young people as they wish- but don’t have to plan where they will be living it seems. In a recent statement, the University says that it guarantees lodging for those who confirm their place in May- but then they take many more through clearing in August- and […]

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