11 comments on “LOEH – Where are we now?

  1. All for this, but I am worried about the increase in traffic off the A3 on the roundabout by Morrison’s. This has got busier and is adding time to journeys. In addition, can I request that the Road through Horndean Village from the Ship and Bell to ABA trucks and Vans is double yellow lines. Last week two cars were parked on the road causing a significant delay at rush hour. Given the significant number of homes built in Clanfield I would have hoped that this main road would be yellow lined. Fully support the LEOH development.

    • HI Jason, Welcome to the blog and thank you for the comment. The developers on LEOH need to fund improvements to the A3M junction to allow traffic to flow more freely on and off the land. one of the conditions is that this is in place prior to the first home being occupied. There are some plans showing the improvements on earlier blogs about LEOH.

      I’d also like to see London Road along the stretch you refer to given double yellow lines. The ward councillor is Elaine Tickell and we are all able to lobby for improvements in our wards. She is on Elaine.tickell@easthants.gov.uk if you’d like to drop her a note? (LEOH is also in her ward)

  2. Apart from this massive concreting over of open green spaces, the extra 4 to 5000 vehicles that will add to the current gridlocks, it is the biggest con yet that ” we need extra housing” this being the icing on their cake.
    Remember folks Trust not Tricks.
    Also those that vote, Who will be saying, I told you so?
    I hope I’m proven wrong.

  3. This still does not address the the road noise and pollution on the A3M that all the extra vehicles bring?

  4. What we don’t need is flats like the ones wimpy built in Waterlooville
    Horrible flat roofs with concrete stained walls?
    Horndean deserves better.

  5. Guy Surely it should be LEOH Not that I agree with the proposed development, Horndean will be changed forever with few things that will benefit the village! Caroline Peters

    Sent from my iPad


  6. Very happy that extra homes are being built, but none of them are going to be realistically affordable unless one sells a kidney on the black market. Still, keep building! An oversupply might just drive prices down.

    Also, I’m absolutely *against* any more double yellow lines for London Road. (I think we had this conversation on parking for residents some time ago 🙂 ) An improvement to me would be to get rid of the ones that are there, stop it being a trunk road and make other arrangements to divert the heavy traffic.

    • Hi, One of the problems with affordable housing is that it isn’t a great concept. A simple 1 bed apartment in Havant and Horndean sells for very different money, but the starting wage of a first time buyer is about the same so some areas are just out of reach. My first home was in Warren Park (10 years) because it was what I could afford. My second home was bought in Horndean.

      Affordable housing is set at 80% of the open market housing to try to get a lower value available. Generally this is done by having more terraced homes, less floor area than market housing, smaller gardens, less off road parking. essentially more homes per hectare than open housing.

      they are also often retained in affordable housing use by shared ownership schemes or covenants that restrict the sale to people under or over a certain age.

      If in Horndean a ‘affordable home’ cost 50% of the market housing, it would be bought then sold on the open market the next day so the only way to do this is by a relative reduction in what it is worth.

      For the A3 – I don’t think we will ever loose the Trunk Road classification as it is the only non motorway traffic option. for double yellow lines, I’m fairly neutral. while the road is clear and accessible there is no need and the occasional hour of a car parked along the side for a delivery isn’t a problem. If it were being used for regular road side parking then yes, it would become a need!

  7. Affordable housing should just be that “affordable” and when sold on by the 1st purchaser it still should only be sold at the original % price below those on the “open market” it’s not difficult to control similar to “Right to Buy” rules. Having said this, those that agree with this massive development are being conned, we do not need all these extra houses. Its a Council and Parish and Developer con. People are just moving around or moving out of the likes of Surrey and the Capital because the houses and flats are so much cheaper or buying for investment purposes only and to rent out as proven on many new housing developments in this area of Hampshire.
    But with some extra 4k to 7K extra vehicles that will come with this estate it will be a gridlock? and who will want to live there? Time will prove one way or the other.

  8. Just look at the build up of traffic in Waterlooville now?
    I would call it a town but it’s just ending up another block of flats?

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