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THE EASTLEIGH RAMBLERS WALKS PROGRAMME
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LATEST EASTLEIGH GROUP NEWS

11 NOVEMBER 2017

Annual General Meeting of the Eastleigh Group of the Ramblers’ Association is to be held at Valley Park Community Centre 14:00 to 17:00

20 MAY 2017

The Eastleigh Ramblers have organised a canal trip along the Basingstoke Canal between Odiham and Fleet with the opportunity to do the 9-mile walk out or back. For details see - EastleighRamblersBookingForm.pdf 17 SEATS BOOKED THREE LEFT (One place back to Odiham in pm and 2 places going to Fleet in am)

6-13 MAY 2017

It was decided by those who attended the Annual General Meeting that they wished to do the Two Moors Way and left it to the Committee to organise. If you are interested in doing this walk please register your interest by sending an email to eastleighrambler@aol.com A pre-meeting was held on 28 January 2017 to agree how and when it should be done. Here is the proposed holiday details - TWO MOORS WAY 6-13 MAY 2017.pdf Here is a taste of what the walk entails THE TWO MOORS WAY (YouTube video) Five have booked the Premier Inn at Newton Abbot and three have booked a cottage so far.

1-2 APRIL 2017

Hampshire Ramblers will host the Ramblers General Council at Southampton University on Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April.

RIGHTS OF WAY ORDERS AND CHANGES

23 FEBRUARY 2017

Eastleigh Borough Council have received Planning Application No F/17/79863 (which can be viewed at https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ ) for the construction of 166 dwellings on Berry Farm, Hamble Lane, Bursledon SO31 8GQ which affects Footpath Number 503 in the Parish of Hound. For the Eastleigh Ramblers response to the application see 20170223 - To Andy Grandfield.pdf

18 FEBRUARY 2017

A public exhibition was held at the Pavilion on the Park in Eastleigh by WYG and Highwood Land LLP of their detailed proposals for the land at Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh Details of their proposals can be found at http://landsouthofchestnutavenue.co.uk See 20161212 - To Jon Bray WYG.pdf for the Eastleigh Ramblers response to those proposals. Planning Application Number R/17/79892 (which can be viewed at https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ ) has now been submitted for part of the development area which affects Footpath No 54 Eastleigh and which is proposed to be diverted. For the Eastleigh Ramblers respons to the application see 20170218 - To Dawn Errington.pdf

10 FEBRUARY 2017

Network Rail pushed ahead in 2016 with their proposals to replace the pedestrian level crossing across the railway line just west of Chandler's Ford Station with a stepped footbridge. The Eastleigh Ramblers vigorously opposed their original proposals to close this path but confirmed they had no objection to the principle of a bridge replacement. 20160510 - Alexander Boatfield.pdf An exhibition of the proposals was held at the Ritchie Memorial Hall on 6 August 2016 between 12:00 and 16:00. Further details - 20160806 Chandlers Ford Construction Methodology PlanA-Amended.pdf  The bridge was constructed during the winter of 2016/7. An application for a permanent diversion was considered by the Regulatory Committee of Hampshire County Council on 25 January 2017 see http://www3.hants.gov.uk/councilmeetings/meetingsummary.htm?sta=0&currentpage=1&tab=1&date_ID=1953 A Diversion Order was published by Hampshire County Council on 10 February 2017 see 20170207 - TheHampshireEastleighBoroughNo3ParishOfChandlersFordPartOfFootpath707bRailCrossingDiversionOrder2017.pdf

9 FEBRUARY 2017

The Eastleigh Borough Council (Bridleway No 724) Public Path Diversion Order 2016 was made on 26 May 2016 which relates to Bridleway 724 Bishopstoke See 20160526 - Public-Path-Diversion-Order-Bridleway-no724.pdf An objection to the Order has been lodged by the Ramblers’ Association – see 20160615 - Head of Democratic Services, Eastleigh Borough Council.pdf Bellway Homes have submitted a revised layout with alterations to the proposed bridleway to meet objections from the British Horse Society. The Eastleigh Ramblers confirmed on 3 November 2016 that they had no objections to these amendments. For a site inspection report on 29 December 2016 see 20161229 - BRIDLEWAY 724 BISHOPSTOKE - INSPECTION REPORT.pdf Correspondence is continuing between the Eastleigh Ramblers and the Borough Council on the format of a plan to be included in a replacement Order.

8 FEBRUARY 2017

Bargate Homes Limited have submitted Outline Planning Application No O/16/79469 to Eastleigh Borough Council for planning permission to erect 30 dwellings on land at the top of the hill at Church Road, Stoke Common, Bishopstoke. The planning application can be viewed at  https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ and for the Eastleigh Ramblers response see 20161110 - To Dawn Errington.pdf This will require the diversion of Footpath No 732 Bishopstoke. A further response was sent to Eastleigh Borough Council following the submission of further documentation in the application. See 20161202 - To Dawn Errington.pdf This application is to be considered by the Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee on 8th February 2017 – see http://meetings.eastleigh.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=249

 

6 FEBRUARY 2017

Planning Application Number F/17/79863 was submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council on 23 January 2017 for the construction of 166 dwellings on the west side of Hamble Lane and to the south of Cunningham Gardens (which can be viewed at https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ ). It proposes aroad access off of Cunningham Gardens close to its junction with Hamble Lane which will affect Footpath No 503 Hound but also includes open space which will add to the area in Cunningham Gardens and additional paths.

1 FEBRUARY 2017

Eastleigh Borough Council have consulted the Eastleigh Ramblers on Outline Planning Application Number O/17/79837 (which can be viewed at https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ ) for the development of nine dwellings at the rear of Waratah on the Winchester Road, Fair Oak SO50 7HD. For the Eastleigh Ramblers response see 20170201 - To Steve Nangreave.pdf

29 JANUARY 2017

The Eastleigh Ramblers have objected to Planning Application Number F/16/79734 (which can be viewed at https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ ) for the redevelopment of a block of garages adjacent to 51 Verdon Avenue, Hamble-le-Rice on the grounds that it adversely affects a public right of way. For details of the objection see 20170129 - To Mark Taylor Eastleigh BC.pdf

23 JANUARY 2017

Eastleigh Borough Council have published the Eastleigh Borough Council (Footpath No. Hound 1, Bursledon) Public Footpath Stopping Up Order 2016 objections to which had to be lodged by 5 June 2016. Hound-no1-diversion-order.pdf Having regard to the conditions to be imposed on the grant of outline planning consent O/15/77121 requiring the development to be carried out in accordance with a number of submitted plans the Eastleigh Ramblers do not propose to object to the Order. The Bursledon Rights of Way and Amenities Preservation Group have lodged an objection to the Order BROWAG Objection.pdf and they are having negotiations with Eastleigh Borough Council. On 6th October 2016 Eastleigh Borough Council published a second order to replace the first 20161006 - Letter and Second Diversion Order.pdf Objections to this Order have to be lodged by 6 November 2016. An objection was lodged by the Bursledon Rights of Way & Amenities Preservation Group on 3 November 2016. An amended Master Layout Plan was submitted and included in the planning application on 30 December 2016. As at 23 January 2017 the Eastleigh Borough web site was indicating that no decision has been issued on the planning application.

28 DECEMBER 2016

Jonathan Woods, Countryside Access Team Leader at Hampshire County Council has requested the Hampshire Area to assist in surveying the rights of way network to record the location of all the street furniture and to report on problems recorded in their Countryside Access Management System (CAMS) The proposals are only at a formative stage at present but they would involve the Eastleigh Group in surveying all the paths in the Borough of Eastleigh. See 20161004 - Hampshire Rights of Way Paper to FPAWE.pdf The Group has completed aa pilot exercise in surveying the furniture in the Parish of Hedge End SEE Hedge_End_Furniture_Survey_Part_One.pdf AND Hedge_End_Furniture_Survey_Part_Two.pdf

27 DECEMBER 2016

Eastleigh Borough Council have made three orders all relating to the diversion of paths to accommodate the redevelopment of the hill to the northwest of Barbe Baker Avenue, West End. These orders relate to Footpath No 11b West End  20160617 - Eastleigh Borough Council Order.pdf Footpath No 501 West End Footpath-501-order.pdf and Footpath No 502 West End Footpath-502-order.pdf The Borough Council and the developers consulted the Eastleigh Ramblers before making these Orders and we are not opposing them. The relevant Planning Application is F/15/77718 which can be viewed at https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ which has not yet been determined and revised plans were submitted on 23 December 2016.

5 DECEMBER 2016

Planning Application Number R/16/79490 has been submitted by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Limited for and extension to the Botley Park Hotel and Country Club, Winchester Road, Botley SO32 2UA. The planning application can be viewed at  https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ and for the Eastleigh Ramblers response see 20161205 - To Liz Harrison.pdf The consultation period expires on 9 January 2017

2 DECEMBER 2016

Eastleigh Borough Council Have published an Order diverting Footpath No 23 Eastleigh and some other paths not on the Definitive Map to enable the construction of car showrooms on the site of the former Magistrates Court and a former adjoining car park on the south side of Leigh Road, Eastleigh. The Eastleigh Ramblers decided not to object to the Order. See 20160826 - Public Notice.pdf and 20160826 - Footpath No 23 Eastleigh Diversion Order.pdf Planning Consent was granted for the development behind the making of the Order on 30 August 2016 _ Planning Application F/16/78623 refers. Confirmation of the Order took place on 2 December 2016 – see 20161202 - Notice of Confirmation of Order.pdf and the Order came into effect on that date.

30 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Footpath No 1 Botley will be affected by a Decision by the Secretary of State on 30 November 2016 to approve Outline Planning Permission Number O/15/75953 for up to 680 residential units and a primary school on land to the west of the Winchester Road, Botley which include a proposal to permit the route to be used by cyclists. 20161130 - Appeal Decision.pdf The planning application can be viewed at  https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ A detailed planning application is awaited.

25 NOVEMBER 2016

Hampshire County Council are currently considering whether to grant themselves planning permission for the erection of a school on the Boorley Green Development. Comments on their Planning Application S/16/79419 have to be made by 25 November 2016 to Hampshire County Council. The application can be viewed at https://planning.hants.gov.uk For the Eastleigh Ramblers response see - 20161122 - To Hampshire County Council.pdf The public consultation period ended on 25 November 2016.

21 NOVEMBER 2016

WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd have submitted Planning Application Number R/16/79470 to Eastleigh Borough Council; for the second half of the Boorley Green Development. The planning application can be viewed at  https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ . This includes proposals for the diversion of Footpath No 2 Botley which are shown on this drawing Boorley Green - Proposed provision of Public Footpaths.pdf For the Eastleigh Ramblers response see 20161121 - To Liz Harrison.pdf Comments have to be submitted by 5 December 2016 to Eastleigh Borough Council. The Consultation Period ended on 27 December 2016.

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Eastleigh Borough Council have published The Eastleigh Borough Council (Unnumbered Presumed Dedicated Footpath Cycleway at Pavilion Road, Hedge End) Diversion Order 2016 which will divert the path that currently runs across open land in Pavilion Road to a different alignment to enable the construction of a care home on the open land. The Eastleigh Ramblers do not propose to object to the Order but any objections have to be made by the 12 December 2016. 20161111 - Diversion  Order.pdf

15NOVEMBER 2016

Planning Application Number O/16/79354 has been submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council for the erection of 450 dwellings at Fir Tree Farm and Victoria Farmhouse, Fir Tree Lane, Horton Heath SO50 7DF. The planning application can be viewed at  https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ and for the Eastleigh Ramblers response see 20161115 - TO Andy Grandfield.pdf This application will affect the setting of Footpath No 11 Fair Oak and Horton Heath. The period for public consultation ends on 28 February 2017.

3 NOVEMBER 2016

Hampshire County Council have consulted on their proposals for the Botley Bypass and the relevant documentation can be found at www.hants.gov.uk/botley-bypass The Eastleigh Ramblers have responded to the consultation 20160723 - Hampshire County Council.pdf.  User Group representatives met with representatives of Hampshire Country Council to discuss the proposals on 19 October 2016 and a report is going to Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport on 3 November 2016 – see Hampshire County Council’s web site for more information  http://www3.hants.gov.uk/councilmeetings/meetingsummary.htm?date_ID=1916

24 OCTOBER 2016

Eastleigh Borough Council have consulted the Eastleigh Ramblers about Planning Application Number X/16/79327 which concerns the construction of a trunk sewer from Boorley Green around the west side of Botley and thence to the sewage works near the River Hamble. The planning application can be viewed at  https://planning.eastleigh.gov.uk/ and the Eastleigh Ramblers response at 20161024 - Liz Harrison.pdf

 

5 AUGUST 2016

An application has been made for the registration of the land bounded by the M27, Stoneham Way, the Southampton City Boundary and Monks Brook as a Town and Village Green – Further details on the notice - 20160701 - Application for Town and Village Green status.pdf At 5th August 2016 it was listed on Hampshire County Council’s web site as under investigation.

RIGHTS OF WAY PROBLEMS IN THE BOROUGH OF EASTLEIGH

FOOTPATH SURVEYS

Hampshire County Council have an on-line reporting system for reporting problems on rights of way REPORT A PROBLEM ON A RIGHT OF WAY ON-LINE . In order to ensure that these reported problems are genuine and to provide a report back to the County Council on what is needed to be done to rectify the problem the Hampshire Area of the Ramblers has agreed to survey every reported problem in every parish. Whilst this will involve a lot of volunteer time it will mean the County Council’s staff time can be spent resolving current problems. The Eastleigh Ramblers thanks to Cyril, Bob and Richard have completed a survey of Bishopstoke, Allbrook and Botley and are currently working in Bursledon. The problems that need resolving are below. If you see that they have been fixed let us know by emailing eastleighrambler@aol.com

 FOOTPATH 7503 ALLBROOK

Path width being reduced by encroaching vegetation 15983 - FOOTPATH 7503 ALLBROOK.pdf

FOOTPATH 737 BISHOPSTOKE

Fallen tree and undergrowth obstructing path 16375 Bishopstoke - Footpath 737.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 2 BOTLEY

Bridge embankment erosion and boardwalk out of repair on Footpath No 2 Botley between Chancellors Lane and Maddoxford Lane, Botley 05367 - Botley - Current - Footpath 2.pdf 

EASTLEIGH RAMBLERS VOLUNTEERS UNDERTOOK THE REPAIR OF THE BOARDWALK ON 17 NOVEMBER 2016 - 20161117 - FP 2 Botley - Boardwalk repairs.pdf

HAMPSHIRE WIDE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME

The Ramblers Hampshire Area - Footpath, Access and Walking Environment Sub-Committee on 12 April 2016 welcomed news from Hampshire County Council that a large program of works are to be undertaken to resolve problems with bridges this financial year. The individual projects are set out an Excel Spreadsheet See 20160412 - CSAccessBridgeMajorWorksSummary.xlsx

FOOTPATH NO 3 BOTLEY

From Winchester Street, Botley towards Newhouse Farm. Defective stile and encroaching vegetation 15711 - Current - Footpath No 3 Botley.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 2 BURSLEDON

Japanese Knotweed is invading the highway from neighbouring property 14667 - Footpath 2 Bursledon - Japanese Knotweed.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 2 BURSLEDON

There is a defective set of steps and overhanging vegetation at the southern end of this path see 17007 - Current - Footpath No 2 Bursledon.pdf

FOOTPATH 9A BURSLEDON

There is a flooding problem through lack of maintenance of a drainage gully - 05515 - Footpath 9a Bursledon.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 10 BURSLEDON

There are drainage issues associated with a ditch discharging flows along the path – see 02542 - Drainage problems on Footpath No 10 Bursledon.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 14 BURSLEDON

There is a defective stile on this path – see 04854 -  Stiles on Footpath 14 Bursledon.pdf

FOOTPATH N0 17 BURSLEDON

There are flooding problems on this path caused by inadequate highway drainage maintenance – see 08915 - Footpath 17 Bursledon Drainage Problems.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 31 FAIR OAK AND HORTON HEATH

As part of the Bloor Homes development to the west of the Winchester Road at Crowd Hill this route is to be ungraded to a bridleway before the 310th unit is occupied. The Eastleigh Ramblers are monitoring progress with the development and have requested Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire County Council to ensure that the 4.3 metre width is demarcated and the dedication of the bridleway status is protected. See 20161222 - To Dawn Errington, Eric Reed and Owen Devine.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 13 WEST END

This path is currently difficult to use because of fallen trees and brambles but is passable. The Eastleigh Ramblers carried out works on the path on 27 October 2016 to replace a stile that was in need of repair with a gate and to remove a redundant stile. We will be back to restore the surface of the path shortly. See 20161027 - FP13 WEST END -PROGRESS REPORT.pdf

TEMPORARY PATH CLOSURES

29 NOVEMBER 2016 TO 24 MAY 2017

Hampshire County Council have closed Footpath No 15 Botley which runs south from the Manor Farm in the Country Park to upgrade the surface. See TemporaryClosureBotleyFootpath15.pdf

4 NOVEMBER 2016 TO 4 MAY 2017

Hampshire County Council have temporarily closed Bridleway 724 Bishopstoke which runs from Stoke Common Road eastward towards Stoke Park Farm see the notice 20161104 - TemporaryClosureBishopstokeBridleway724.pdf and 20161125 - TemporaryClosureBishopstokeBridleway724.pdf

17 OCTOBER 2016 TO 17 APRIL 2017

An Order has been made to enable them to close the road Sutherland Way and Footpath 707b Chandler’s Ford which runs between Shannon Way and Sutherland Way to install a new footbridge over the railway sometime between 17 October 2016 and 17 April 2017 20161017 - Temporary Closure of Sutherland Way.pdf A Temporary Closure Order the footpath has been made for 5 days from 17 October 2016. 20161017 - TemporaryClosureChandlersFordFootpath707b.pdf A further Order has been made to close the path from 22 October 2016 to 17 April 2017 see 20161022 - TemporaryClosureChandlersFordFootpath707b.pdf

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