Does this have any impact for us as we border the Wash?
10,000 homes in South Hampshire put under moratorium.
Fareham cancels its Planning Committee
HOUSEBUILDING has stopped in Hampshire as local authorities seek legal advice on how to obey environmental advice from government – a move that has been branded a shambles by a senior councillor.
Government department Natural England has released a recommendation that all new-build homes have to meet strict environmental rules over nitrate levels. This, they say, is because high levels of nitrogen pollution are affecting protected sites in the Solent area and new housing contributes additional nitrogen to the water.But developers say the target of being ‘nitrate-neutral’ is impossible to meet as nitrates are in drinking and waste water – and local authorities have stopped issuing planning permission while they seek clarity.
And councils still face having to hit government housebuilding targets,
One of the councils affected, Fareham Borough Council, has even cancelled its next planning meeting.
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