New group will fight for interests of Lovedean people

The location of a proposed 'solar farm' at Lovedean that is set between Day Lane, Broadway Lane and New Road''Viewed from the top of New Road''Picture: Malcolm Wells (123138-177)

The location of a proposed 'solar farm' at Lovedean that is set between Day Lane, Broadway Lane and New Road''Viewed from the top of New Road''Picture: Malcolm Wells (123138-177)

Kingston Recreation Ground. Picture: Google

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INAUGURATED in 2012, the association was formed to provide a forum for residents of Lovedean to meet and discuss significant issues and housing development proposals as they become known to members.

The village straddles one of the remaining rural corridors extending from the Havant Borough connotations to the north via Clanfield.

The area is predominantly open countryside, farmland pasture, numerous remnants of the Bere Forest and sections of chalk downland.

It is just outside the South Downs National Park.

In recent years the area has become increasingly vulnerable to greenfield site housing development proposals, many landowners no longer holding the protection of the countryside or the environment as any concern.

Typically on these sorts of issues the association would want to have some influence and say along with our local councils, and ensure that ‘localism’ has a voice.

Certainly matters of infrastructure hereabouts fall well short of any preparedness for any developments where massive Havant developments in Waterlooville to the south and approaching developments from the Winchester district to the west all have impact on Lovedean.

Much as affordable housing is needed to satisfy local needs an active residents conduit to the councils is increasingly important.

Committee members of the association meet quarterly and general meetings are held twice a year are more frequently if necessary, usually at the Village Hall on Lovedean Lane.

If anyone wants to find out more about the association or join please visit out new website at lovedeanvra.org.uk.

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