Art show to tackle 7,000 homes plan

INSPIRATION Land between the M27 and Knowle Village earmarked for development

INSPIRATION Land between the M27 and Knowle Village earmarked for development

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VILLAGERS fighting against 7,000 new homes north of Fareham are staging an art exhibition to draw attention to their campaign.

Residents in Knowle Village have expressed concern about the loss of green fields to build the new town.

So they are holding an art exhibition to show their support for the countryside.

Nigel Prior, from the Just Say No campaign, said: ‘We want to get the numbers cut down as much as we can. We are just going to be living in a concrete country.

‘Traffic is going to be an issue once all these new houses are occupied. The motorway will also need rewidening.

‘We have got to build some but we have to build as few as we can.’

The exhibition, called the Rural Art and Photography Competition will be held on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at Knowle Community Hall.

Judging will take place on Monday, April 25.

Nigel added: ‘We have gained interest from several photographic and nature conservation groups to draw attention to the natural beauty of the countryside we need to protect for future generations.

‘The countryside is very important.

‘Everybody has got to pull together to make this work as best we can for each other.’

The homes – to be built north of the M27 near Knowle – are part of Fareham’s plan for 13,000 new homes in the borough by 2026. Email justsayno@knowlevillage.co.uk to find out more.

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