Testing Support For The Railway Campaign
I have been told by a number of local Conservative Councillors that they back the campaign to restore a passenger service along the Waterside railway line.
This was not always the case.
A few years ago, I was faced with significant opposition.
One local Tory Councillor actively worked to stop Hampshire County Council backing the scheme.
I have decided to test the Council by submitting a Motion to the Full Council meeting on Monday 9th September.
The motion reads :
“That this Council supports wholeheartedly the resumption of a rail link along the Waterside as part of a strategic transport infrastructure in the light of planned development in the south waterside area.
Officers will be tasked to work closely with HCC staff to ensure oversight on planning issues and economic and environmental viability are maintained and resolved.”