Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee - Wednesday, 1 February 2023 7:00 pm

Venue: Woodland Community Centre, 55 Savernake Way, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, SO50 8DH – directions SO50 7FA

Contact: Laura Johnston, Senior Democratic Services Officer; Tel: 023 8068 8041; Email:  Andy Thompson, Local Area Manager Tel: 023 8068 8357; Email:

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Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2022.


Public Participation

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Chair's Announcements


Finance Report pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath (BIFOHH) Local Area Action Plan (LAAP) pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Additional documents:


Motion - Open Water Swimming in the Itchen

To consider the following Motion, to be moved by Councillor Gin Tidridge and seconded by Councillor Louise Parker-Jones:


That this Committee asks Eastleigh Borough Council to investigate the costs to commission a user survey in the Itchen on the stretch between the lock at Bishopstoke and the first railway bridge to the north, using a methodology congruent with gathering evidence for designation as a bathing water. This will need to be between 15th May and 30th September and will need to include consultation with landowner(s).  This could be done by working with social media groups including Hampshire Open Water Swimmers and Friends of the Itchen Navigation.


The objective is to establish what level of leisure bathing takes place on the river.  This should then be communicated to both Southern Water and DEFRA. Although the Itchen is subject to strict statutory protection, there has been considerable concern about pollution being released into the river.


If this section can be designated as a bathing water, the Environment Agency will develop a bathing water profile and put plans on place to monitor and protect the bathing water.


If the survey results do not lead to designation, it will still be valuable to highlight to Southern Water and other local stakeholders that the river is used for bathing and therefore public health should be considered as well as the environmental impact whenever sewerage or other pollutants enter the river upstream of Bishopstoke.



Motion - Stoke Park Farm Public Consultation

To consider the following Motion, to be moved by Councillor Gin Tidridge and seconded by Councillor Louise Parker-Jones:


That this Committee submits a response to the public consultation on Stoke Park Farm as a Local Area Committee (LAC). This should be delegated to members of the Committee and brought to the 8 March BIFOHH LAC meeting for approval.


Planning Appeals

The Legal Services Manager to report:-



(a)  that the following appeals have been dismissed:-


11 Whalesmead Close, Bishopstoke, SO50 8HE


Appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant permission for a 3 bedroom, chalet bungalow detached family dwelling located on the gardens of and adjacent to 11 Whalesmead Close with the associated garden amenity and parking facilities (F/22/92335).


4 Roker Way, Fair Oak, SO50 7LD


Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission for a change of use to private garden and erection of a 1.8m boundary fence (F/22/92301).