Alresford Local Plan
The Town Council has been working with Winchester City Council (WCC) to evaluate the suitability of various sites put forward for development by local land owners. This work has been undertaken against strict criteria, e.g. environmental impact, infrastructure, traffic and access.
The recommendations from this activity will now be reviewed with the groups who prepared the local needs analysis and will be presented to a public meeting towards the end of the year as part of a six week consultation process.
Solar Panel Park
Solar Panel Park
There was a meeting at The ARC the 9 October to discuss the proposals to install a Solar Park in the fields between Bishop’s Sutton and Alresford. The proposed site is in Bishop’s Sutton and the outcome of the planning application is expected shortly.
The main function room at The ARC will now be free of charge to New Alresford residents and organisations for celebration events, where alcohol is purchased at the ARC bar, such as Weddings, Birthdays (except 18th birthdays), Christenings, Funerals, local fund raising and other similar events.
A recent traffic incident involving two articulated lorries attempting to manoeuvre passed each other at the pinch point in The Soke, seriously damaged a house and one of the lorries. This has resulted in HCC realising the urgency of making improvements in this area. In July we approved the HCC proposal to trial traffic lights at this point for three months and hopefully this trial will now be implemented as a matter of urgency.
Disabled Swing at Stratton Bates
On the Stratton Bates recreation ground, the swing and roundabout for the use of the disabled have proven difficult and expensive to maintain. We are monitoring the wear and tear on the roundabout in particular. If you have views as to what we should install in its place, if necessary, please let us know. We are also looking at easier but still controlled access to the swing. If you use the swing, again, please let us know. Contact us via the Town Clerk.