Agenda and minutes

North Whiteley Development Forum - Monday, 11th December, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual via Microsoft Teams and streamed live on YouTube at

Contact: Matthew Watson, Democratic Services Officer  Email: 01962 848 317

Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for 13 November 2023 but now moved to 11 December 2023. 


No. Item



To record the names of apologies given and deputy members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members (where appropriate)




Apologies were noted as above.



Disclosures 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.


No disclosures of interests were made.



Chairperson's Announcements



No Announcements were made.



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


Members of the public and visiting councillors may speak at the forum, provided they have registered to speak three working days in advance. Please contact Democratic Services by 5pm on the Deadline(registertospeakdeadline) via or (01962) 848 264 to register to speak and for further details.



Linda Parkes addressed the committee and expressed concern about the increased traffic passing her home near the Taylor Wimpey office on Whiteley Way. She cited over 100 cars per hour exceeding the 20-mph limit, using the road as a shortcut. She highlighted the lack of speed limit enforcement on this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

That the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record.


That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 July 2023 be approved and adopted.



The Zoe Clark Academy (Verbal Update from the Adult Learning Manager, Fareham College)


Carlene Reed, Adult Learning Manager at Fareham College, provided an update on the Zoe Clark Academy, summarised as:


  1. The academy's primary goal was to equip individuals aged 19 and above, experiencing long-term unemployment, with essential industry skills.
  2. Assistance was offered for interviews and access to local employment opportunities.
  3. The academy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


The Future of the Forum (Verbal Update from The Service Lead: Built Environment, Winchester City Council)



Julie Pinnock, Corporate Head of Planning and Regulatory Services provided an update on recent progress. She highlighted the North Whiteley Forum's terms of reference, which stipulated three meetings per year to discuss strategic matters and aid in establishing local democratic structures for the emerging community. It was determined through a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


Update re Botley By-Pass (Verbal Update from, the Highway Development Coordinator, Hampshire County Council) pdf icon PDF 252 KB



Ray Alborough from Hampshire County Council provided an update on the Botley Bypass as follows:

  1. The latest information about the construction project was available here on the County Council's website. This information would be circulated with the minutes of this meeting. (available here)
  2. Concerning the timing of the roundabout  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Developer and Implementation Officer Update including an update regarding Bus Services, Nursery School Provision and Care Home. (Verbal Update from the Associate Director – Project Management, Tetra Tech and the North Whiteley Implementation Officer, Winchester City Council) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:



Jeff Davis (Tetra Tech) provided the forum with a presentation which had been made available on the council’s website. (available here) The presentation covered a range of issues, which included the following:


1.     Overview of Highways works.

2.     Progress on Phase 1 Bluebell Way.

3.     Updates on Strategic  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


Future agenda items.

Members to suggest items for future meetings.


Governance Review and Future of the Forum


Registering to speak at meetings of the council:

The information below relates to the majority of meetings of the council but please note that different rules do apply for registering to speak at meetings of Full Council, Licensing Sub Committees, Planning Committees, Open Forums, and the Standards Hearing and Human Resources Sub Committees and the Appointments Panel. Further information can be obtained using the contact details above.

Members of the public may speak at this meeting, provided they have registered to speak three working days in advance. Please contact Democratic Services via or (01962) 848 264 to register to speak and for further details - which can also be found on the individual meeting agenda front sheets.


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