There is a lot going on in Basingstoke which will, or may  perhaps, affect Kempshott Residents and  it is not easy to keep tract of these when  sudden  announcements and media attention is followed  by long periods of  silence…( silence does not mean nothing is happening, it’s just  not in the public arena).

We support  SWAG as our representatives in this arena – they do an excellent job in representing residents interests and  holding the two local authorities to account in their planning and monitoring roles, but  the power in their elbow is down to the level of support WE give them.

SWAG’s website has all the latest news on Hospital Site, Warehouse Site,  Manydown  and next Local Plan as well as the existing  developments ( Golf Course  development, Hounsome Fields, Anaerobic Digester, completion of Island Site and motorway service area) here.

One of our ongoing concerns is protection of our valuable green spaces  and a sensible joined-up green network for South West Basingstoke.  A  western bypass and access for future developments and the Rapid Transport network  are ongoing concerns which will need attention before the next planning cycle starts in 2025.

See the borough strategic planning proposals on SWAG’s website here