Horton Heath, Hampshire

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Countryside near Horton Heath

Horton Heath is a semi-rural village which forms part of the civil parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath in the borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, England.[1][2][3] The village is about three miles southeast of Eastleigh town centre, and adjoins the village of Fair Oak.[1]

The village greatly expanded during the late 1980s and 1990s, with developments such as The Drove and Meadowsweet way. A new village hall was also built at this time.

In 2014 a further development was proposed and permission was eventually granted for 2500 homes to be constructed on a 310 area situated to the south west of the original village. The development is meant to include a mix of housing, green spaces, commercial premises and sports and leisure facilities.

It forms part of the Southampton Urban Area.[citation needed]

The current councillor is Michelle Marsh, who represents the Liberal Democrat party in the Fair Oak & Horton Heath ward.[4] Mrs. Marsh gained local notoriety for standing up against local felling.[5]

The village has two pubs, 'The Brigadier Gerard' and 'The Lapstone'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 185 Winchester & Basingstoke (Andover & Romsey) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319228845.
  2. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council". www.fairoak-pc.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Michelle Marsh". 23 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Residents angered by unauthorised Horton Heath woods clearance". BBC News. 12 April 2021.

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Coordinates: 50°57′N 1°18′W / 50.950°N 1.300°W / 50.950; -1.300