SIGNED, sealed and now it’s delivered.

Campaigners from Hampshire descended on Downing Street yesterday to hand over a 2,000-signature petition demanding to be consulted over future plans for Marchwood Military Port.

Hampshire county and Marchwood parish councillors joined Julian Lewis MP in London as they called on the Government to talk to local residents before taking further action.

As previously reported, Associated British Ports has expressed an interest in the site, causing concern in some quarters as to whether rail and road traffic in the area will increase.

Marchwood councillor Fred White said: “This is just the beginning and we are not going away.

“We are determined to make sure that everybody in Government realises this is an issue that everybody is united behind.”