Denmead Parish Council
The next development proposal to affect much of our local area is an infrastructure project led by AQUIND.
LATEST UPDATE - AQUIND has now submitted its Development Consent application, which shall be considered by the Planning Inspectorate before a recommendation is made to the Secretary of State on whether to grant the application. Confirmation has been received from AQUIND to inform that the 'Highways Route' option for laying the cables via Mill Road and Martin Avenue, has now been discounted.
Representatives from AQUIND attended Denmead Parish Council's Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Old School. To read Minutes from the meeting, CLICK HERE.
Councillors and residents were given the opportunity to ask any questions and to express their concerns.
To view AQUIND's responses to Denmead Parish Councillors' list of questions from the meeting on 11th December 2019, CLICK HERE.
To view the latest information with timelines, provided by Winchester City Council, in respect of the submitted proposal, CLICK HERE
The concept, according to AQUIND, is that by connecting the French and UK grids, both countries can balance supply and demand by reducing the risk of loss of power. AQUIND predicts that the decision shall be finalised by Spring 2021 and it is estimated that the Interconnector could become operational by 2022.
Information and guidance to the formal application and overall DCO process, which includes over 500 documents, can now be accessed by clicking on the following link:
Police are asking people to be vigilant following reports of shed and garage break-ins in Denmead. They have received reports of five burglaries in the past three weeks, leading up to Christmas. In each incident, thieves have targeted sheds and garages and stolen bicycles from inside.
The burglaries have been carried out between 9pm and 7am and the value of the bikes stolen range from £400 to £1,500.
The burglaries took place in Three Acres, Forest Mead, Hambledon Road, Ashling Gardens and Upper Piece. Officers are looking to see if these incidents are linked, and are also carrying out targeted patrols.
The Police would like to hear from anyone with information on these incidents. Have you been offered a bicycle for sale recently? Have you noticed anything suspicious? Perhaps something similar has happened to you recently and you have yet to report it to the police? If so, please call us on 101.
Follow the following measures to protect your property:
- Use of good padlock on the door to your shed or garage with no exposed screws
- Keep sheds and garages locked at all times
- Consider fitting a battery-operated shed alarm with a loud siren
- Secure your bike to the ground or lockable stand within a locked shed or garage.
Visit https://www.soldsecure.com/ to search for ground anchors or other security products
Think about what a thief might see from any window of your shed or garage. Keep your valuable items covered from view.
For more information, visit https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/non-residential-burglary/secure-shed-garage/
In order to help reduce maintenance costs for residents, revised street lighting arrangements will be implemented in Denmead from 9th January 2020, as advised by Hampshire County Council Highways.
Denmead's current part-time night arrangements will be extended by the implementation of the new times, which shall be from 00:30 to 04:30. Also there will be a change from the current lighting arrangement to Hampshire County Council’s “Extended Rural Dimming” regime.
Please note that on Tuesday 26th November work will start in Hambledon Rd (near Anmore Rd) to construct an access point into the new residential development. The duration of the work is 1 week but it may finish earlier. Three-way traffic lights will be used to manage traffic.
In the new year, work will start in Anmore Rd to carry out further work required for the housing development. This will require Anmore Rd to be closed for 3 weeks. Closing the road allows the work to be completed more quickly, minimising the overall disruption for residents. Access to all properties along Anmore Rd will always remain open.
The works have been designed by ‘ELLUC engineers’, consultants to the Developer, Persimmon Homes and are being constructed by Earthtec Contractors.
It is predicted that the first occupation is anticipated in December with the whole build estimated to be finishing by 2021.
Denmead Parish Council will be informed by the Developer of any possible temporary road disruption. We will endeavour to keep our residents informed accordingly.