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Coronation Parade Improvement Works

It is anticipated work will start in August as a new contractor has been appointed to undertake the refurbishment work at Coronation Parade. Works are being funded through developer contributions from Bursledon, Hamble and Hound Local Area Committee with further contributions from Hamble Parish Council and a grant from Tesco Bags of Help.

 For more information, click here to view a letter to local residents.

Hampshire County Council
is asking for views on proposals regarding street lighting, supported passenger transport services and concessionary travel schemes.

A copy of a presentation recently given by Hampshire is available by clicking here.

For more information and to have you say visit:


Highways England have confirmed that they will be holding a series of roadshows to share progressing plans for a smart motorway scheme between junctions 4-11 on the M27. A smart motorway uses the hard shoulder as a permanent running lane, converting it into a four lane motorway. New signage and technology will also help to manage variable speed limits and ensure safe lane use.

The nearest exhibition will be on 29th June 2018, 12.30pm to 7.00pm, at The Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8ES.

A full list of all exhibitions, and further details of the plans, can be found by clicking on the following link: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m27-junctions-4-to-11-smart-motorway.

The drop-in sessions are part of the next stage in the preparation of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan when local people, groups and organisations have the chance to give Eastleigh their views on the Local Plan.
The dates and venues are as follows:
Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice & Hound
Hamble Primary School, Hamble Lane - 25 June, 3pm - 7pm
Pilands Wood Community Centre, Chamberlayne Road - 24 July, 4pm - 7pm
Abbey Hall, Victoria Road - 25 July, 3pm - 7pm
Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath
Wyvern School, Botley Road - 26 June, 5pm- 9pm
The Hub, Bishopstoke Road - 4 July, 3pm - 7.30pm
The Hub, Bishopstoke Road - 16 July, 3pm - 7.30pm
Wyvern School, Botley Road - 18 July, 5pm - 9pm
Chandler’s Ford & Hiltingbury
Fryern Pavilion, Fryern Close - 2 July, 3pm - 7pm
Eastleigh (including Allbrook)
Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street - 9 July, 3pm - 7pm
Crestwood Community School, Shakespeare Road - 23 July, 3pm - 7.30pm
Hedge End, West End & Botley
West End Parish Centre, Chapel Road - 5 July, 3pm - 7pm
Hedge End Centre 2000, St Johns Road - 10 July, 4.45pm - 8pm
The Botley Centre, High Street - 17 July, 3pm - 7pm
Outside of the Borough
Colden Common Community Centre, St Vigor Way - 11 July, 3pm - 7.30pm
Local people are welcome to attend any session regardless of which area they live in. For up-to-date information and to receive updates about the Local Plan visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/localplan2016-2036.

WeR Hamble Volunteer Poster

Hamble Parish Council has had confirmation from Cemex that they will be looking to run a series of public consultation exercises in the autumn once they have completed a number of technical studies that will be needed to support a planning application. Once they have had an opportunity to assess the public’s comments they will submit a planning application. It is anticipated that this will be around the end of the year or start of 2019. Once submitted the planning application could take anything from 16 weeks to a year for Hampshire County Council to determine. If agreed there will be a range of conditions attached to the planning consent that will have to be attended to before they start on site. Given this they do not anticipate work on site to commence ahead of 2020.

They expect to extract 1.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel over a 7-8 year time scale (this is still very indicative and could change). They are likely to remain on site for a further 4- 5 years after extraction has finished to work on site restoration.

The Councils Planning Committee have started to consider its strategy for dealing with both the pre-application consultation and application itself, and is keen to ensure that we represent the views of the community. If you want to share your thoughts or concerns on how the Council should do this please contact the Clerk on clerk@hamblepc.org.uk

M27 Junctions 4 to 11: Smart Motorway public information exhibitions
Highways England will be holding public information exhibitions regarding the smart motorway plans for junctions 4 to 11 of the M27.

The nearest exhibition will be 12.30pm to 7.00pm on 29 June 2018 at The Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8ES.

This link provides further details of all local exhibitions and about the plans:



The Parish Office has been investigating who is undertaking the traffic count survey on Satchell Lane. HCC have not given consent for the survey so are not able to help. If we are able to find out any further information we will update residents.

Community Governance Review
Eastleigh Borough Council has been looking at parish council boundaries and has invited councils to suggest changes. Hamble looked at its boundaries with Hound and proposed that the boundary with Hound Parish Council be changed. Currently it runs through the secondary school site and down to Mercury Marina/Badnam Creek. This means that land which people assume is within Hamble is actually in Hound. For example, the Doctors Surgery, Hamble United and parts of Mercury Marina.

Residents often contact us about issues related to these areas assuming that we can help. Recent fly tipping has been an issue as has the MDL consultation which both Parishes have been involved with. Given this Hamble Parish Council suggested that the boundary with Hound should stop at Hamble Lane extend up to the Bursledon Parish Boundary just before Mallards Road.

Eastleigh is running a consultation on the issue which will close shortly. Follow the link to have a look at the proposals and express your view. Having a new boundary will give us more control and influence over that area which we know is important to villagers. https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/latest-news/community-governance-review-have-your-say


The Parish Council recently received correspondence from Cemex regarding proposals about Gravel Extraction (click here to view this).

The Council's Planning Committee will be having an initial discussion about this at its meeting on Tuesday 29th May (7pm, Roy Underdown Pavilion).

It should be noted that there are no further proposals to consider at this stage, but, if there are any comments or views you wish to share with the Council then please contact the Clerk. 

Also here for reference is a briefing note from Hampshire County Council.


HCV Foreshore Seating 1 HCV Foreshore Seating 2
A big thank you to the Hamble Conservation Volunteers who were busy on the Foreshore maintaining the feature seats on the green. We’re extremely grateful for all of their hard work.

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GE Aviation: Public Exhibition, Hamble

GE Aviation would like to invite you to view the revised proposals for new homes in Hamble at their public exhibition.

Please click here to read more.

 Allotment Rents

 At a meeting of the Hamble-le-Rice Parish Council held on the 27th November 2017, the allotment rent was reviewed as part of the Council's 2018-19 budget considerations.

It was resolved by the Parish Council to increase the rent charged to allotment holders at the Hamble Lane Allotment Gardens.

To read more please click here.  


Hamble Lane Consultation

Hamble Parish Council has responded to the Hampshire County Council's Consultation on Hamble Lane. For more information, click here.

Response forms for the Hampshire County Council Hamble Lane Improvement consultation are now available from the Parish Council office. You can download one here.

Information about the scheme can be viewed at:


Junction 8 Update
To view the HPC Response to the Consultation at Junction 8 and Windhover report, click here.


The Council has published a list of topics/agenda items for the year (download/view here). The list is reviewed at each meeting and updated. This sometimes means items are moved around so it is worth checking with the Parish Office if you want to know about a particular item.

If you want to add an item to the list you should come along to a meeting and address the Council and identifying the issue you want considering. It might require a formal item to be scheduled or we might be able to help outside the meeting. Contact the office via the following clerk@hamblepc.org.uk or 023 8045 3422