We strongly object to the proposed new development near Newgate Lane for 75 houses, likely to be the first of many. This development is the thin end of the wedge and must be stopped in its tracks.

At a time when our public services are at breaking point because of Tory austerity, and the commute in and out of Gosport is already a daily nightmare for many, how can our infrastructure possibly cope with the numbers of new residents this would bring? Class sizes are already sky-high and seeing a GP gets harder all the time, yet these houses, proposed by Fareham Council, to which the new owners will pay Council Tax – will put more strain on Gosport’s resources and infrastructure.

On the one hand Fareham Borough Council is consulting on how to reduce air pollution; on the other it would effectively be putting hundreds more cars on our roads.

Not only that, this new development and others threaten to end the vital, long-established ‘strategic gap’ between Gosport, Fareham, Stubbington and Lee-on-the-Solent, threatening our local identity, green spaces and wildlife habitats.

f we are to make Fareham Borough Council listen, we must act now to raise objections to this initial development off Newgate Lane.

To read the plan and raise your objection, click the following link and submit a message to Fareham Borough Council. Your objection will make a difference.