Fareham Borough Council - Round 2
Now, before anyone jumps at me, or stirs up any dogs doo dah, I have NO objection to any new builds going up - goodness knows we need the housing - but I do object to how dangerous Fareham Park Road has become, how nobody is doing anything to make it any safer, and with the traffic issues caused by the council allowing plans to go through and change whenever they feel like it (even after they have given written assurances) without any thought or concern for the businesses and residents who work/live here. I am genuinely amazed that nobody has been hurt, injured (or worse) because at some point every day it is complete carnage outside the shop with cars and vans everywhere, forcing pedestrians to have to walk into the road to get around them. It is sheer luck I believe there hasn't been a big accident.
We also have a massive rat issue within the immediate vacinity. I can no longer leave the backdoor open or in they will scurry; they run up-and-down the passageway which runs behind all our shops; up and over the fences, or through into my neighbour behinds garden (where often his cat will see they don't come back). Their population in the past few years has increased exponentially, and with each new build they allow, so more seem to follow (there has been work on one of our residential neighbours recently and that has added a few more to the mix). Allowing yet another property to be torn down, and even more digging will push them all further along and we've enough problems keeping them down as it is - I can only imagine what it must be like for the takeaways either end because we have no food they can forage on and are blighted by them; they both have food and food storage in their premises.
Maybe by sharing they will finally start to take notice and do something about it (yes, I know, I'm delusional!). Maybe it will become a little easier/safer for the lady with the walking frame to get down to the crossing on Highlands Road without her having to walk in the road. Maybe it will be easier for the parents and kids in buggies not to have to dodge the idiots with their blown exhausts who hurtle up-and-down the road. Maybe, just maybe, those dog walkers who have to ensure their dogs don't end up under the wheel of a car will be able to enjoy exercising their furbabies again. Maybe nothing will change - the most likely scenario; the building works will start later, the road will become more dangerous and the rats will have a field day.
It could be your Mum, your Dad, your brother, sister, cousin, friend; even you. Wouldn't it be nice to know you could drive down Fareham Park Road without having to do so on the wrong-side-of-the-road where you run the risk of being hit by the driver flying into the road from Highlands? You would think with the road being a main school run route - for those going to Henry Cort and the little ones making their way to Orchard Lea, that the council will show a little more interest in keeping everyone safe. I guess all they see are the pound signs from the additional council tax revenue; if the properties are to be filled with tax paying residents that is!
Anyway, whilst I can still share (you never know I could end up just disappearing one day or be found wandering a forest with amnesia because I've finally upset the wrong person with my complaining!) here's some pretty flowers that you might be able to buy if you could make it anywhere near my shop to visit!
In the middle of writing this I received an email from the planning department at FBC to tell me the plans are going before the committee on Weds 18th Jan; I'm allowed to attend if I would like but at 2.30 in the afternoon that's not going to be possible. The link to view these documents is below...
"You recently commented on the above planning application. I am writing to let you know this
application will now be considered by members of the Planning Committee at the next
Wednesday 18th January 2023 in the Collingwood Room, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham,
PO16 7AZ at 2.30pm.
I have prepared a written report for the committee setting out the relevant planning issues.
This report will be included in the meeting agenda which is available to view on the Council's
website at http://moderngov.fareham.gov.uk/ a week before the meeting takes place."
Below are my 2 objections; the first when a different set of plans were submitted, the 2nd the one when the new plans for which the decision will be made on 18th Jan.
2) https://tinyurl.com/26emuhe3 I can assure you the letter was not sent looking how it has been reproduced on their website - which frankly makes me look like I haven't a clue - I guess this will mean they'll believe they don't need to take it seriously! I have copied/pasted how it was submitted to them below. As you can see it's completely different to how they have printed it on their site! 😡
This is why I have an objection; 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐈 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 and why I will continue to object until the council finally do something about the parking issues in Fareham Park Road.
The council think it's ok to add even more vehicles to over saturated area whilst continually telling residents and business owners there isn't a parking issue! It's a pretty safe bet it would never be allowed to happen on their doorsteps!
As I have suggested multiple times before when I've lodged an objection 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, it might also be an idea to 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 so you can see how bad it is further down the road, 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞!
Digging and building in the area always causes the rat infestation, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬, to increase even further as well.
At 16.59 on Wednesday 18th January I recieved an update on the latest plans for the flats - this was after I'd had to negotiate 4 cars parked on the double yellow lines to the end of FPR at the junction of Highlands Road (right outside the entrance to these flats) where I witnessed a car nearly get wiped out by a truck flying into FPR.