Agenda and minutes

West of Waterlooville Forum - Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Newlands Community Hall on Marrelsmoor Avenue adjacent to the Berewood Primary School, PO7 3BE

Contact: Dave Shaw, Principal Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01962 848 221 Email:

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Chair's Welcome


The meeting was held at Newlands Community Hall, Waterlooville, and the Chair welcomed approximately ten members of the public, local residents, representatives of amenity groups, together with District, County and Parish Councillors.



Appointment of Vice Chair for the 2019/20 Municipal Year




That Councillor Wade be appointed Vice Chair of the Forum for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.



Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.



Councillor Read made a personal statement that he was a Newlands Parish Council Councillor.



Minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 March 2019 WWF113 pdf icon PDF 303 KB



The Forum noted a comment from Mrs Rebecca Marsden (member of the public) that there were a number of inaccuracies in the minutes in reference to her comments recorded under public participation.  It was agreed that these would be addressed during public participation at this meeting.  It was also commented that the reference to Julie Clements made under public participation should be amended to read Judith Clementson.




That subject to the reference to Julie Clements under public participation being amended to read Judith Clementson, the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 5 March 2019, be approved and adopted.



Public Participation

To receive and note questions asked and statements made from members of the public on general matters of interest and/or matters relating to the work of the Forum. This period is for a maximum of 10 minutes.




The Chair advised that public participation would be taken after consideration of the Progress Report (Report WWF112 refers).



Progress Report on West Of Waterlooville MDA WWF112 pdf icon PDF 920 KB

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Mr Tilbury and Mr Hughes introduced the report.


Mr Hughes explained that Lisa Turley from Grainger was unable to attend the meeting due to illness.


Arising out of consideration of the item relating to the commencement of works on the southern access, Forum members asked questions on the timing of the opening of the southern access from Purbrook to the Taylor Wimpey development in the context of the commencement of the proposal by AQUIND to install the high voltage ‘interconnector’ cable as part of a national infrastructure project.


Concerns were raised that the timing of works could lead to the Purbrook to Taylor Wimpey development access being used as a shortcut for vehicles trying to avoid disruptive installation works.  This might alter driver behaviour on a long term basis and increase traffic flows through the development.  A member commented that the delays caused by the recent felling of trees by the Ladybridge Roundabout gave an indication of the disruption that could arise.  It was pointed out that a ‘cross country’ route for AQUIND works could avoid very extensive works on the public highway and reduce the scope for disruption.


The officers advised that meetings had been held between Grainger, Southwick Estates and AQUIND.  AQUIND appeared to wish to deal with one public body that had authority to provide them with the necessary permits and access they required.  The Forum could make representation to Hampshire County Council for them to give reassurance concerning methods to mitigate the impact of the works on traffic movements and also a submission could be made to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the proposal’s consultation.


It was noted that AQUIND would be attending a meeting of the Southwick and Widley Residents Association’s Annual General Meeting to be held on the 28 November at 7.15 pm.


A member stated that the traffic issues relating to the stretch of highway between Hambledon Road and the Denmead roundabout remained to be resolved.  An overall strategy was required and these matters had been raised with the Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council.  A member further commented that a traffic movement strategy was required for the Havant area including Hambledon Road.  Mr. Tilbury stated that on behalf of the Forum a letter would be sent to Councillor Humby and Stuart Jarvis (Director of Economy, Transport and Environment) at Hampshire County Council to express the Forum’s concerns at this issue and that traffic be considered on a coordinated basis as a whole.


It is also stated by a member that the shoulders on Darnel Road had been included as a temporary measure during construction but had now been made permanent and this had led to car parking within them.  Mr. Tilbury stated that this situation could be reviewed when Hampshire County Council came to adopt the highway as representation could then be made by Newlands Parish Council as to whether the shoulders should be removed or retained.


In addition, it was raised that the access route  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


To note the future programme of meetings of the West of Waterlooville Forum for 2019/20

The following meeting is scheduled to take place at Newlands Community Hall on Marrelsmoor Avenue adjacent to the Berewood Primary School, PO7 3BE as follows: –               


           11:00am Tuesday 10 March 2020




The Forum agreed that the meeting on the 10March 2020 be preceded by a walk of the development for members of the Forum.


The Chair also stated that she would give consideration as to whether an additional meeting of the Forum would be required in the 2019/20 Municipal Year.




That the following meeting take place at Newlands Community Hall during 2019/20: – Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 11:00am


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