Work on New Bridge on M27 (28/29/30 June)

Work on New Bridge on M27 (28/29/30 June) – Diversion Route via M3 Junction 11

Highways England are embarking on the second stage of the Romsey Road bridge project where they will be installing the new bridge that will span the M27.  The diversion route this weekend for traffic to Romsey will be from Junction 11 on the M3. For more information see:

HCC Consultation: Balancing the Budget

Hampshire County Council have launched a consultation, “Balancing the Budget” which asks residents to provide their views on options to help the Authority deliver a balanced budget up to 2021/22. The consultation opened at midday on Wednesday 5 June 2019 and closes at 11:59pm on 17 July 2019.  

People can take part in the consultation via the online response form on the webpage: www.hants.gov.uk/balancingthebudget. Paper copies can be requested by emailing insight@hants.gov.uk or calling 0300 555 1375 and will also be available from local Hampshire libraries. 

SEPTIC TANKS and SMALL SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS

In January 2015, new rules were put in place to simplify the regulations for septic tanks or small sewage treatment plant.

General binding rules set the conditions that septic tanks and treatment plants will need to meet in order for them to be used without an environmental permit. You will need an environment permit if:

You cannot meet the binding rules

OR

You live in or near sensitive areas described in the Environment Agency’s designated sensitive areas list for small sewage discharges.

Residents of Littleton may be concerned about this regulation but in most cases little needs to change as long as you are maintaining your sewage system regularly and not discharging more than 2,000 litres of sewerage then you should not need a permit. However the Parish Council urges residents to satisfy themselves that their own system complies with the new regulations and “General Binding Rules” by reviewing the following documents from the Environment Agency:-

Leaflet: Your sewage – Your environment

See Permits you need for Septic Tanks which also includes a link to a calculator for working out how much sewage you are discharging.

See Small sewage discharges in England: general binding rules for details of the general binding rules.

See also General binding rules: small sewage discharge to a surface water

White Lining on Littleton roads

The Parish Council has received a number of reports about inappropriate and dangerous parking in some of the Littleton roads. In particular problem parking has been identified near junctions with Main road raising safety concerns due to lack of visibility, access problems for larger vehicles and causing pedestrians to walk into the roadway. The Parish Council has reported the issues to Winchester City Council and a plan is in place to add white lines to key points to deter parking in the following roads:-

  • The Hall Way
  • North Drive
  • South Drive
  • Bercote Close

Please see the following diagrams for more details, also available as a pdf here.