Local Residents ask Questions of BDBC on Nature and Biodiversity

https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/webcast The entirety of this post was sent to BTN by some local residents and BTN endorses these questions.  If you agree with them please do write to your Councillor in advance of the 15th October Full Council meeting,6.30 pm – watch on YouTube at https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/webcast   Questions on Nature and Biodiversity for Council on… Continue reading Local Residents ask Questions of BDBC on Nature and Biodiversity

Place Shaping and new development in Basingstoke and Deane

Paul Beevers provides this discussion paper (pdf at PlaceShapingandnewdevelopmentinBasingstokeandDeane) The subject of “Place” or Place Shaping” was a topic for open discussion at the latest meeting of Basingstoke Transition. The first consultations on Manydown when the project was first launched several years ago involved a company called Beyond Green to bring ideas and lead public… Continue reading Place Shaping and new development in Basingstoke and Deane

Twenty-Fifty is too late!

UPDATE – we received a formal reply to the collective letter sent to Hampshire County Council.  The reply, dated 7th September 2020 and from the Climate Change Team, states that the Council will not move the target date for carbon neutrality forward from 2050, because it does not want to promise what it can’t achieve,… Continue reading Twenty-Fifty is too late!

17th July UPDATE – the motion was PASSED – thanks to our supporters! 16th July – your chance to push the Council for meaningful climate action

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s next meeting, on Thursday 16th July (agenda at https://democracy.basingstoke.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=143&MId=1714  ) , has a motion before it, “Climate Emergency SPD” (agenda item 17), which BTN would like to see passed.  This motion asks the Council to consider fast-tracking a “Supplementary Planning Document” (SPD) to outline the measures that the Council expects… Continue reading 17th July UPDATE – the motion was PASSED – thanks to our supporters! 16th July – your chance to push the Council for meaningful climate action

Basingstoke faces a climate emergency – but is ignoring it

Covering note to Press Release (Local Plan Press Release May 2020 Final ) on Wednesday 13th May: You will be aware, as we are, of the need to start acting on the declaration on the climate emergency that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council made in July last year. In their declaration the Council promised to… Continue reading Basingstoke faces a climate emergency – but is ignoring it

Coronavirus

Update 5/4/20 We are meeting by Zoom for our First-Tuesday-of-month business meetings, starting Tues 7th April 2020 – please email secretary <at> basingstoketransition <dot> org if you want to “attend”. Here is a link to the 2020 Coronavirus Act – which gives the government a lot of power to modify the workings of local government… Continue reading Coronavirus

Future Homes Standard – Paris tickbox or/and great advance?

The government is consulting on its “Future Homes Standard”, with deadline 7th February – see https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-homes-standard-changes-to-part-l-and-part-f-of-the-building-regulations-for-new-dwellings The London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI; https://www.LETI.london) is highly critical of the Future Homes Standard, and is urging us to write to our MPs to complain about the worst aspects.  It has produced a package including a draft letter… Continue reading Future Homes Standard – Paris tickbox or/and great advance?

BTN responds to Borough Council Plan 2020-2024

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s consultation on its plan for 2020-2024 and budget 2020-21 ends on 1st January, so we have just submitted BTN’s response, which is here: BTNresponseto2020-2024plan1412j There’s still time for you to make a personal response – see https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/priorities for online form and all the supporting documents. The budget bottom line is… Continue reading BTN responds to Borough Council Plan 2020-2024

Successful Hustings Thursday 28th November

We had a successful hustings at Christ Church Chineham on Thursday.  All five candidates came and answered questions put beforehand and from the floor.  The meeting was recorded – please go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitionBasingstoke/videos/ Questions received, not all of which were put because of time constraints, are here. GEhustingsquestionsanonymisedreordered

General Election 2019

CANDIDATES HUSTINGS & QUESTIONS THURSDAY 28th November 2019 7:45-9:30 PM CHRIST CHURCH, CHINEHAM, RG24 8LT Basingstoke constituency candidates will speak and answer voters’ questions on: climate change, air pollution, energy and waste, and related subjects: Jonnie Jenkins, Green Kerena Marchant, Labour Maria Miller, Conservative Sashi Mylvaganam, Liberal Democrat Alan Stone, independent Chair: TBA. PLEASE SUBMIT… Continue reading General Election 2019