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· The MOD originally said that some of the likely leasehold-
ers might not need planning permission for large scale
changes to the Port. They appear to now have changed
their position at a meeting with local planning officers, my-
self and Cllr Alison Hoare.
The Parish Council are concerned about the likely impact on the
Village of any major increase in use. We have had two meetings
with the MOD but they keep insisting that it is only a briefing on
what they are doing, they are definitely not consulting us, as this
is not part of their leasing out plan. We strongly disagree with this
approach as we want to ensure that any changes to the Port will
take into account the impact on Marchwood and the surrounding
area, and that action is taken to mitigate any changes.
To try and change the MOD’s mind, and get them to seriously
consult with local representatives we have been doing the
following.
To try and change the MOD’s mind, and get them to seriously
consult with local representatives we have been doing the
following.
Ø Supported the online position set up by Cllr David Harri-
son on number 10’s website. This petition demands that
the Ministry of Defence consult with local people over
plans for the future use of Marchwood Sea Mounting
Centre. Simply briefing Councillors on decisions already
made is not sufficient.
Ø Cllr Fred White produced a paper copy of the petition and
he along with other Councillors have been out getting local
residents to sign it. A group made up of our District Coun-
cillors, County Councillor, MP and Parish Councillors are
going to present it to Number 10 Downing Street in Au-
gust.

Ø I along with Cllr Alison Hoare have met with Philip Dunne
MP, who is the politician spearheading this sale, at the
Sea Mounting Centre. We had half an hour to let him
know what the impact of any changes to the port would
have on Marchwood.

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