MoD chiefs accused of failing to consult public over future of Marchwood Military Port

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MINISTRY of Defence chiefs have been accused of failing to consult the public over the future of Marchwood Military Port.

Campaigners spoke out after MoD representatives met councillors behind closed doors yesterday to update them on the future of the 330-acre facility, which is set to be sold by the MoD as part of a nationwide bid to raise £500m.

Associated British Ports (ABP) has expressed an interest in the site, sparking fears that road and rail traffic in the area will increase if the company is allowed to take over the port.

Liverpool-based Peel Ports is also eyeing up the facility, which occupies a prime site on the western shore of Southampton Water.

One of those who attended the private, invitation-only meeting at Marchwood Village Hall said: “It was a briefing, not a consultation.”

Sue Bennison, a district councillor for the area, added: “The MoD is not consulting those most affected – the people who live near the port.

“The A326 and Bury Road are already chock-a-block at certain times of the day. The railway line is only lightly used at the moment but families living beside the track are likely to have a very uncomfortable time if this all goes through.

“However, the MoD has agreed to receive a letter highlighting local concerns and this will be passed on to those interested in tendering.”

David Harrison, county councillor for Marchwood and Totton South, also attended the 90-minute briefing.

He said: “My fear is that a bid will be accepted from ABP, giving them a foothold on the Waterside.

“That will have a high number of negative impacts, including the possibility of large cranes, noise and other environmental concerns.”

The MoD said it hoped to compile a shortlist of potential buyers next month and complete the transaction early next year.

Marchwood is home to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, which will remain at the port.

But ABP is keen to use part of the site as a car storage facility, creating up to 400 jobs in a scheme similar to the multi-storey car compounds at Southampton Docks.

Last night the MoD hit back at claims it had failed to carry out a proper consultation exercise.

A spokesman said: “The MoD has had regular contact with representatives of local groups, including yesterday’s meeting with councillors, both before and since the announcement to sell Marchwood.”

ABP and Peel Ports were both unavailable for comment.

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3:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

loosehead says...

So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there loosehead
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4:02pm Thu 19 Jun 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years southy
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5:13pm Thu 19 Jun 14

forest hump says...

"He said: “My fear is that a bid will be accepted from ABP, giving them a foothold on the Waterside."

This Harrison character is a clown. ABP currently own most of the land between 17 Port and Maritime Regiment and Hythe Marina. Adding the port would not significantly increase their holding.
Sell it to ABP. Develop all of Dibden Bay. Dual the A-326 from M-27 to Hardley. This will create many, many much needed jobs and result in Southampton being the largest Container Operation in the U.K.
"He said: “My fear is that a bid will be accepted from ABP, giving them a foothold on the Waterside." This Harrison character is a clown. ABP currently own most of the land between 17 Port and Maritime Regiment and Hythe Marina. Adding the port would not significantly increase their holding. Sell it to ABP. Develop all of Dibden Bay. Dual the A-326 from M-27 to Hardley. This will create many, many much needed jobs and result in Southampton being the largest Container Operation in the U.K. forest hump
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5:29pm Thu 19 Jun 14

search for truth says...

forest hump wrote:
"He said: “My fear is that a bid will be accepted from ABP, giving them a foothold on the Waterside."

This Harrison character is a clown. ABP currently own most of the land between 17 Port and Maritime Regiment and Hythe Marina. Adding the port would not significantly increase their holding.
Sell it to ABP. Develop all of Dibden Bay. Dual the A-326 from M-27 to Hardley. This will create many, many much needed jobs and result in Southampton being the largest Container Operation in the U.K.
Peel Ports are interested in this site.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: "He said: “My fear is that a bid will be accepted from ABP, giving them a foothold on the Waterside." This Harrison character is a clown. ABP currently own most of the land between 17 Port and Maritime Regiment and Hythe Marina. Adding the port would not significantly increase their holding. Sell it to ABP. Develop all of Dibden Bay. Dual the A-326 from M-27 to Hardley. This will create many, many much needed jobs and result in Southampton being the largest Container Operation in the U.K.[/p][/quote]Peel Ports are interested in this site. search for truth
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5:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years.
Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ?
Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work?
Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards?
They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built.
This shows they're hypocrites.
"Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories).
I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years[/p][/quote]I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years. Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ? Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work? Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards? They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built. This shows they're hypocrites. "Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories). I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names. loosehead
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6:24pm Thu 19 Jun 14

forest hump says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years.
Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ?
Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work?
Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards?
They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built.
This shows they're hypocrites.
"Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories).
I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.
Judging by the traffic volume on the A-326, the majority of Watersiders work away from the area ( probably Southampton as you infer) It infuriates me that they also take the "banana" attitude to any development which might inconvenience them in some small way. I am also 57 and can remember Dibden bay reclamation from a bog into what it is now (land ripe for development) "Don't build this." ' "You can't spoil this field." " Shut down that noisy, smelly refinery"
Why do they not all clear off: let common sense, development and prosperity prevail.

Oh, I seem to remember Dibden Bay "wall" was built in the late sixties and dredged fill started shortly after. ABP (or its predecessor(s)) have owned this land for many years. They have invested heavily in order to make it fit for development. Who the hell are we to say no, you can't do that.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years[/p][/quote]I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years. Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ? Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work? Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards? They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built. This shows they're hypocrites. "Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories). I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.[/p][/quote]Judging by the traffic volume on the A-326, the majority of Watersiders work away from the area ( probably Southampton as you infer) It infuriates me that they also take the "banana" attitude to any development which might inconvenience them in some small way. I am also 57 and can remember Dibden bay reclamation from a bog into what it is now (land ripe for development) "Don't build this." ' "You can't spoil this field." " Shut down that noisy, smelly refinery" Why do they not all clear off: let common sense, development and prosperity prevail. Oh, I seem to remember Dibden Bay "wall" was built in the late sixties and dredged fill started shortly after. ABP (or its predecessor(s)) have owned this land for many years. They have invested heavily in order to make it fit for development. Who the hell are we to say no, you can't do that. forest hump
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7:27pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Nearly an OAP says...

Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.
Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP. Nearly an OAP
  • Score: 1

9:06pm Thu 19 Jun 14

loosehead says...

Nearly an OAP wrote:
Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.
It should also send out warnings to Liverpool.Here the cruise ships can pull right up to the dock side so no need for a pontoon so Lease this port put out a low offer to the cruise companies then buy all the land ABP owns on that side of Southampton water then hey presto brand new cruise ship facilities exactly what some Watersiders want & no need to develop Liverpool any more
[quote][p][bold]Nearly an OAP[/bold] wrote: Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.[/p][/quote]It should also send out warnings to Liverpool.Here the cruise ships can pull right up to the dock side so no need for a pontoon so Lease this port put out a low offer to the cruise companies then buy all the land ABP owns on that side of Southampton water then hey presto brand new cruise ship facilities exactly what some Watersiders want & no need to develop Liverpool any more loosehead
  • Score: -2

7:44am Fri 20 Jun 14

search for truth says...

loosehead wrote:
Nearly an OAP wrote:
Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.
It should also send out warnings to Liverpool.Here the cruise ships can pull right up to the dock side so no need for a pontoon so Lease this port put out a low offer to the cruise companies then buy all the land ABP owns on that side of Southampton water then hey presto brand new cruise ship facilities exactly what some Watersiders want & no need to develop Liverpool any more
I don't think the " World Heritage Site " location of the Port of Liverpool has anything to fear from Marchwood, unless of course it's recently been inspected by UNESCO and is of even more historical or cultural importance.

Bless you once again Loosehead your an absolute gem !!!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nearly an OAP[/bold] wrote: Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.[/p][/quote]It should also send out warnings to Liverpool.Here the cruise ships can pull right up to the dock side so no need for a pontoon so Lease this port put out a low offer to the cruise companies then buy all the land ABP owns on that side of Southampton water then hey presto brand new cruise ship facilities exactly what some Watersiders want & no need to develop Liverpool any more[/p][/quote]I don't think the " World Heritage Site " location of the Port of Liverpool has anything to fear from Marchwood, unless of course it's recently been inspected by UNESCO and is of even more historical or cultural importance. Bless you once again Loosehead your an absolute gem !!! search for truth
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2:25pm Fri 20 Jun 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years.
Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ?
Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work?
Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards?
They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built.
This shows they're hypocrites.
"Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories).
I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.
loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years[/p][/quote]I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years. Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ? Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work? Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards? They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built. This shows they're hypocrites. "Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories). I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.[/p][/quote]loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started southy
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2:58pm Fri 20 Jun 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years.
Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ?
Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work?
Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards?
They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built.
This shows they're hypocrites.
"Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories).
I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.
loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started
was that the marina built on reclaimed land the same area that had wildfowl there?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years[/p][/quote]I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years. Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ? Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work? Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards? They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built. This shows they're hypocrites. "Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories). I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.[/p][/quote]loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started[/p][/quote]was that the marina built on reclaimed land the same area that had wildfowl there? loosehead
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Fri 20 Jun 14

loosehead says...

search for truth wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Nearly an OAP wrote:
Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.
It should also send out warnings to Liverpool.Here the cruise ships can pull right up to the dock side so no need for a pontoon so Lease this port put out a low offer to the cruise companies then buy all the land ABP owns on that side of Southampton water then hey presto brand new cruise ship facilities exactly what some Watersiders want & no need to develop Liverpool any more
I don't think the " World Heritage Site " location of the Port of Liverpool has anything to fear from Marchwood, unless of course it's recently been inspected by UNESCO and is of even more historical or cultural importance.

Bless you once again Loosehead your an absolute gem !!!
"World Heritage Site" doesn't say Liverpools ambitions to become a major cruise ship port again does it & that was what I was referring to so why the derogatory gem remark?
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nearly an OAP[/bold] wrote: Look out if Peel Ports (Holdings) get hold of this facility. Up here in the North West they are all powerful, developing Salford Quays (Media City) in Manchester and now concentrating on the Port of Liverpool as a cruise terminal for 2015. To be even interested in the military port at Marchwood should send out warning signals to all at ABP.[/p][/quote]It should also send out warnings to Liverpool.Here the cruise ships can pull right up to the dock side so no need for a pontoon so Lease this port put out a low offer to the cruise companies then buy all the land ABP owns on that side of Southampton water then hey presto brand new cruise ship facilities exactly what some Watersiders want & no need to develop Liverpool any more[/p][/quote]I don't think the " World Heritage Site " location of the Port of Liverpool has anything to fear from Marchwood, unless of course it's recently been inspected by UNESCO and is of even more historical or cultural importance. Bless you once again Loosehead your an absolute gem !!![/p][/quote]"World Heritage Site" doesn't say Liverpools ambitions to become a major cruise ship port again does it & that was what I was referring to so why the derogatory gem remark? loosehead
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4:15pm Fri 20 Jun 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years.
Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ?
Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work?
Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards?
They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built.
This shows they're hypocrites.
"Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories).
I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.
loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started
was that the marina built on reclaimed land the same area that had wildfowl there?
It was the corner nearest to Hythe Jetty, that same corner was the last one to be filled in, If you what to find out about the reclaim land go and talk to the farmer polish joe
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years[/p][/quote]I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years. Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ? Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work? Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards? They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built. This shows they're hypocrites. "Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories). I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.[/p][/quote]loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started[/p][/quote]was that the marina built on reclaimed land the same area that had wildfowl there?[/p][/quote]It was the corner nearest to Hythe Jetty, that same corner was the last one to be filled in, If you what to find out about the reclaim land go and talk to the farmer polish joe southy
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southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY?
This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised?
Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD?
Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates.
He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there
Onr years Loose try 40 plus years
I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years.
Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ?
Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work?
Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards?
They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built.
This shows they're hypocrites.
"Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories).
I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.
loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started
was that the marina built on reclaimed land the same area that had wildfowl there?
It was the corner nearest to Hythe Jetty, that same corner was the last one to be filled in, If you what to find out about the reclaim land go and talk to the farmer polish joe
Southy if your old enough you'll remember it before the house building boom of the 80's you'll know there were only small villages on the waterside plus housing for Fawley.
So I find it a bit rich that people have moved in there since then after the Dibden Bay was infilled/reclaimed are now banging on about the New Forest.
Not only do they protest about ABP & Southamptons encroachment on the Waterside they also object to sporting activities as it's their private park.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So Harrison is worried about ABP getting a foothold on the waterside WHY? This has been known about & debated in this paper for about one year so why are they acting surprised? Why do you need to have consultations to run a Port that's already a Port & will remain owned by the MOD & used by the MOD? Harrison seems to forget all the Sotonians who've moved onto the waterside in the relatively new estates. He seems to forget Calmore was built by Southampton as an overspill & many Southampton council tenants were offered to move there[/p][/quote]Onr years Loose try 40 plus years[/p][/quote]I was made redundant when I was 23 & I walked around all the new housing developments on the Waterside looking for work I'm now 57 so I make that 34 years. Exactly how long ago Southy did ABP fill in Dibden Bay ? Why did they build all these new houses ? where were all the people going to work? Here's a clue Fawley refinery &OH! Southampton & many worked in SOUTHAMPTON docks so what it's okay for those people to work here but not in their back yards? They moan about the roads not being capable of taking extra traffic? the same roads that were empty until those houses were built. This shows they're hypocrites. "Don't want a container Port But a cruise terminal will be just fine" was the response from watersiders looking at all the ships that were in port(under the Tories). I told them what I thought of that so I never asked their names.[/p][/quote]loose the infilling started before I was born some time in the 50's work was started to reclaim the land, in 1981-2 they stop the last section to be infilled and the new marina was started[/p][/quote]was that the marina built on reclaimed land the same area that had wildfowl there?[/p][/quote]It was the corner nearest to Hythe Jetty, that same corner was the last one to be filled in, If you what to find out about the reclaim land go and talk to the farmer polish joe[/p][/quote]Southy if your old enough you'll remember it before the house building boom of the 80's you'll know there were only small villages on the waterside plus housing for Fawley. So I find it a bit rich that people have moved in there since then after the Dibden Bay was infilled/reclaimed are now banging on about the New Forest. Not only do they protest about ABP & Southamptons encroachment on the Waterside they also object to sporting activities as it's their private park. loosehead
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