Campaigning to Save the Beach
Campaign Updates (latest reports at the top)
New signs have been put in place on the beach advising of the status of the concrete anti tank blocks.
Back in 2005, the Planning Committee resolved to grant outline consent to QinetiQ, in 2011 that decision was revoked
The Head of Planning at Portsmouth City Council has confirmed that QinetiQ will now have to go back before the Planning Committee.
Portsmouth City Council make deal with QinetiQ to keep Fraser Beach open to the public
Portsmouth City Council are being asked to sign the Deed of Release with an anti-naturist clause added
Cabinet are being asked to rescind their earlier decision of 8 May 2009 and approve the appropriation of land at Fort Cumberland Road
Cabinet are being asked to approve a report recommending the appropriation of a strip of land from the Fort Cumberland SINC
QinetiQ have made a conditional promise to keep the beach open to the public
Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet are meeting again (Monday 7th July at 1:00pm) to discuss QinetiQ’s latest legal action & threats of Judicial Review. Once again the council officers are recommending that the Council hand the (public open) land over to QineitQ to allow them to widen the access road to the development site. The report can be viewed on the Council’s website
There is a controversial Article & supportive Editorial in today’s (28 May 2008) Portsmouth News.
There is a report going before the Portsmouth City Council Cabinet on Wed 21st May at 4:45pm in the Executive Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Guildhall.
Another meeting (the 4th) of Portsmouth city Council’s Executive is taking place on Tuesday 29th January
Another report going to the executive meeting on Jan 18th – the report can be read on Portsmouth City Council’s website. This report recommends deferring the decision over the SINC land at Fort Cumberland because QinetiQ hasn’t given guarantees about public access to Eastney Beach that satisfy the City Solictor.
Article in Private Eye
Our deputation and results of the executive meeting
Portsmouth City Council will meet on 18 December 2007 (12:00) to discuss & vote on selling QinetiQ more rights to the strip of land, next to the access road, in front of the development site.
Report due to go before the executive meeting
QinetiQ have pressured the Council into removing the signs!