Emsworth Residents Association


The ERA has sent their response to Havant Borough Council with suggested updates and revisions to their Local Plan on resident’s behalf and it can be viewed in full on the planning portal page of this web site…. The ERA would like to thank residents for their comments and contributions, which helped to form the response.

QGM Date: The next public open meeting in 2018 is the ERA’s QGM. It’s the ‘Hustings’ It takes place on 30th April 2018 at Emsworth’s Community Centre in North Street. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along.

The Hustings is held each year at April’s QGM: Local councillor candidates from all political parties have 5 minutes each to tell residents about themselves, their aims and beliefs.
The 2018 public meetings held by the ERA (QGM’s) take place on:

30th April 2018

16th July 2018

29th October 2018

The QGM on 30th April 2018 includes the County and Local Hustings, where candidates present to the audience for 5 minutes each.

Making sure your voice is heard

Emsworth Residents’ Association is an independent, non-political organisation representing the interests of the whole community to help make Emsworth a pleasant, safe and caring place to live and work. Inspirational speakers The ERA’s regular open meetings (QGM’s & AGM’s) give residents the best opportunity to voice their concerns, ask questions and get answers from councillors and other professional bodies. We get some inspirational speakers along and hear about new projects too.

Long Copse Lane proposed development

Public Exhibition to view proposals for 260 houses in Long Copse Lane, (at the top of Hollybank Lane) Emsworth

23rd May 2018 at the Emsworth Community Centre.

The developers are: Land & partners. Contact them on: 01494 728080 or email: support@landandpartners.com

*The ERA has replied to HBC’s Local draft Plan 2036 and asked that this land and the land off Westwood Close should be designated as Greenfield rural sites, remaining undeveloped and unspoilt.

Popular river walk and historic border in jeopardy – Copies of the outline proposals have been given to Emsworth Councillors- See news page for the full story.

Visit: www.havant.gov.uk/

A reply from Councillor Cresswell

“I draw your attention to the article headed ‘Temporary closure’ on page 13 of the current Ems. Quote “Emsworth Councillor Rivka Cresswell had worked hard to prevent it changing from a two storey to a three-storey hotel”. I am furious about this. It is the total opposite of what my input was. I fully supported the application and at the hearing, I spoke in favour of the development, furthermore I supported the application when it went to appeal.”

The information was printed in good faith in the EMS, and the EMS Editor apologised to Councillor Cresswell. The EMS never questioned  or reported about whether Councillor Cresswell supported or objected to the project, just the change from 2 to 3 storeys.

The next issue of the EMS will carry an apology too and the EMS team has again asked Councillors to stay in touch and communicate with the EMS to avoid similar problems in the future. The EMS team works hard to ensure factual reporting and communicates with Councillors regularly.