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Hamble residents take gravel battle to the Prime Minister

2:10pm Monday 30th September 2013

Hamble residents take gravel battle to the Prime Minister

RESIDENTS are to take their concerns over controversial gravel extraction plans in their village straight to the Prime Minister’s doorstep.

Jim Vintner has started a petition, addressed to David Cameron, against the inclusion of Hamble Airfield in the county council’s plans for sand and gravel extraction agreed by councillors last week.

He claims the council has ignored residents’ views and fears it could harm the village’s economy.

The 47-year-old, of Satchell Lane, hopes to get 4,000 signatures, roughly the population of Hamble, then to deliver it to 10 Downing Street.

The county council’s Minerals and Waste Plan, which could see millions of tonnes of sand and gravel extracted from sites across Hampshire every year, was approved by county councillors last week.

Sites for new gravel and sand pits have been earmarked at Hamble Airfield, Hythe, Ringwood, Longparish, near Stockbridge, and Christchurch.

Mr Vintner said he does not know anybody in favour and cannot see any benefits for Hamble.

He is concerned about increased traffic on already congested roads and believes it could affect the boating industry because yacht owners will moor elsewhere.

He said the land is owned by developer Persimmon Homes and he fears that once the site is used for gravel extraction it will become brownfield making it susceptible to housing development.

Mr Vintner claims there are more appropriate sites, arguing gravel could be taken from the Solent. A resident of Hamble for 15 years, Mr Vintner would even consider leaving the village if gravel extraction goes ahead.

“I just want to get it to a wider audience,” he said.

“Let’s find out if he [David Cameron] takes things seriously.” Hampshire County Council’s executive member for economy, environment and transport Councillor Seán Woodward said sites put forward for development were assessed against stringent criteria, including the effect on surrounding areas, and residents consulted and Hamble Airfield was fully considered by the p l a n n i n g inspector.

He added that any future applications for d eve l o p m e n t would be assessed on their merit and determined on the basis of the plan, which includes ensuring that applications address the mitigation of the impact of development on local communities and the environment.

Comments(18)

Comments(18)

SomeoneLocal says...
3:38pm Mon 30 Sep 13

Would have been kind of the Daily Echo to include a link to the online petition.... oh well.

To everybody reading, whether you live in the area or not, please take 30 seconds to sign here: https://www.change.o
rg/en-GB/petitions/p
rime-minister-stop-t
he-plans-for-gravel-
extraction-on-hamble
-airfield

SomeoneLocal says...
3:40pm Mon 30 Sep 13

Would have been kind of the Daily Echo to include a link to the online petition.... oh well.

To everybody reading, whether you live in the area or not, please take 30 seconds to sign the petition... copy this address intro your browser: http://thndr.it/18P7
o7W

Jim Vintner says...
3:54pm Mon 30 Sep 13

As above, Please follow this link and sign if you feel as strongly about this as I.
https://www.change.o
rg/en-GB/petitions/p
rime-minister-stop-t
he-plans-for-gravel-
extraction-on-hamble
-airfield

Thank You
Jim Vintner

bhh@eastleigh.gov.uk says...
4:51pm Mon 30 Sep 13

Eastleigh Borough Council and the 3 parish councils in the local area have consistently objected to this plan. Hampshire County Council have recently confirmed the inclusion of Hamble Airfield as a gravel site in their Plan. Jim V and signatories are to be applauded - the focus for any action now should be when a minerals planning application is received for consideration by Hampshire County Council. Look out in local media for details when this happens.

Saint Botley says...
7:18pm Mon 30 Sep 13

http://www.change.or
g/en-GB/petitions/pr
ime-minister-stop-th
e-plans-for-gravel-e
xtraction-on-hamble-
airfield?share_id=ts
WxtUQpNi

All signed. Good luck jim

Saint Botley says...
7:23pm Mon 30 Sep 13

Hm.. Impossible to paste that address to the forum without it splitting for some reason. Must be a built in security thing. Anyway, a google search for Hamble airfield petition takes you there guys.

SomeoneLocal says...
8:12pm Mon 30 Sep 13

The short URL http://thndr.it/18P7
o7W works, or as you say, google "hamble airfield petition" and its the second link, change.org!!!

Oh my goodness says...
9:08pm Mon 30 Sep 13

SomeoneLocal wrote:
Would have been kind of the Daily Echo to include a link to the online petition.... oh well.

To everybody reading, whether you live in the area or not, please take 30 seconds to sign here: https://www.change.o

rg/en-GB/petitions/p

rime-minister-stop-t

he-plans-for-gravel-

extraction-on-hamble

-airfield
Done

Oh my goodness says...
9:10pm Mon 30 Sep 13

SomeoneLocal wrote:
Would have been kind of the Daily Echo to include a link to the online petition.... oh well.

To everybody reading, whether you live in the area or not, please take 30 seconds to sign here: https://www.change.o

rg/en-GB/petitions/p

rime-minister-stop-t

he-plans-for-gravel-

extraction-on-hamble

-airfield
Done

Jim Vintner says...
9:24pm Mon 30 Sep 13

This is the short URL, Someone postted the URL for the thunderclap which is also important but lets get this one done first.
Follow this

http://goo.gl/gkOf0J


Thank You
Jim Vintner

Jim Vintner says...
9:27pm Mon 30 Sep 13

SomeoneLocal wrote:
The short URL http://thndr.it/18P7

o7W works, or as you say, google "hamble airfield petition" and its the second link, change.org!!!
This is actually the shortened link for the Thunderclap which is also important but the short URL for the petition is

http://goo.gl/gkOf0J


Thank you for you interest and comments,Much appreciated

Jim Vintner

OSPREYSAINT says...
9:37pm Mon 30 Sep 13

If the Nimbys hadn't prevented its continued use as an airfield this argument wouldn't be happening.

Jim Vintner says...
9:40pm Mon 30 Sep 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
If the Nimbys hadn't prevented its continued use as an airfield this argument wouldn't be happening.
You are quite correct but unfortunately they did, That is history and we can not change that but with some effort and communication we may change the future.
Thank you for your interest

Jim

OSPREYSAINT says...
10:03pm Mon 30 Sep 13

If you paste URLs into the box, just make sure all of the gaps are clsoed up by deleting any spaces and then the URL will work.

StevenAus says...
12:34am Tue 1 Oct 13

Would have been a great asset for British Aerospace over that road that airfield. A real shame if the space is built on or ruined it should be a park. I say that having lived on Satchell Lane.

Block41row0sfc says...
9:38am Tue 1 Oct 13

Sign here

http://m.youtube.com
/watch?v=Of-lpfsBR8U
&desktop_uri=%2Fwatc
h%3Fv%3DOf-lpfsBR8U

septuagenarian says...
6:28pm Tue 1 Oct 13

This has more to do with having a very large hole in which to bury the millions of tons of rubbish that the county produces. the gravel is just the bye product So let them go away and dig elsewhere.

sburman says...
12:57pm Thu 3 Oct 13

Is their A petition to say one is for the proposal?

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