Steve Brine

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

25 MAR 2017

A modern railway for local people

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford constituency is served by strong rail links to Southampton and into London Waterloo but the popularity of rail travel on one of the busiest commuter routes in Europe has placed huge strain on the service. 4.5m people use Winchester Station every year, many of th...


15 MAR 2017

A33 Cart & Horses Junction

The A33 Cart & Horses junction at Kings Worthy has been an accident black-spot for many years and a cause of great worry to residents from across the area. Winchester MP Steve Brine has focused a lot of energy trying to make this junction safer for his constituents. His campaign, alongside lo...


19 FEB 2016

Children's Emergency Department

Steve Brine is leading a campaign for a dedicated Children's Emergency Department in Southampton, with strong backing from other local politicians, charity fundraisers and the Southern Daily Echo. It is hoped the project will, in time, become the south's first children's hospital and has strong cli...


26 MAR 2015

Steve Brine's priority NHS

Steve Brine made the future of our NHS his number one priority from day one and has focused on the issue since his election as our local Member of Parliament in May 2010. He says; "I said health would be my priority, both in Westminster and locally, where I've immersed myself in truly understanding...


08 JAN 2015

Junction 9 of M3

Junction 9 of the M3 at Winnall will see a comprehensive package of improvements after a long running campaign was answered in the December 2014 'Autumn' statement. Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine, who has worked for many years to bring major changes to the junction, welcomed the ne...


08 JAN 2015

M3 motorway noise

The issue of surface noise from the M3 motorway – and its impact on residents in many parts of Steve Brine's Winchester & Chandler's Ford constituency - seemingly never goes away. That is, until now ... Steve says; "Every couple of years we have a new campaign, and of course a petition, t...


19 NOV 2014

The challenge of flooding

Winter 2014 saw some of the worst flooding to hit Winchester since the major event of 2000 and local MP Steve Brine was on-hand to help and support affected constituents. LATEST UPDATE: scroll down page for details of £895,000 scheme to protect central Winchester Steve says; "February 2014 w...


01 SEP 2014

Silver Hill area regeneration

Silver Hill is an area of central Winchester covering an area of approximately 2.3 hectares. It includes the Winchester Bus Station, Friarsgate medical centre, Kings Walk and the multi-storey Friarsgate car park amongst other areas and is in desperate need of regeneration. Since the late 1990s Winc...


28 JUL 2014

Pitt Vale proposed development

LATEST: Linden Homes Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate will be heard later this year. All representations must be received by 29th March 2017. You can visit the PI site (using Ref: APP/L1765/W/17/3167402) here.   Housebuilder Linden Homes originally submitted proposals for 500 houses o...


09 JUN 2014

The Green Deal - saving you money

The new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund scheme was launched in June 2014 to help homes become more energy efficient to save money and make Britain greener. Residents across Winchester & Chandler's Ford can get up to £7,600 back through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) so th...


06 JUN 2014

Bullington Cross wind farm [REFUSED]

EDF Energy submitted plans for a giant new wind farm to be established on land at Bullington Cross, to the west of Basingstoke and south of Whitchurch in Hampshire. The proposed wind farm site would have been located near to the junction of the A34 and the A303.  The site covered at least two&...


01 NOV 2013

Pitt Manor development

Pitt Manor is a site just off the Romsey Road in the city centre of Winchester where permission has been granted to built 200 new houses as well as a new Park and Ride site. It was granted outline planning permission in 2012 after an appeal to the Planning Inspector having been twice turned down by...


01 NOV 2013

Safety on Hiltingbury Road

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is working local representatives and residents after hearing how Hiltingbury Road has been the scene of a number of accidents in recent months. The MP visited the area recently (pictured, right) to discuss optionsfor improving road safety with local B...


01 NOV 2013

Pride in Chandler's Ford

The Pride in Chandler's Ford page will be with us shortly - please check back. In the meantime, why not email Steve with the parts you love - and the parts you want to improve - about Chandler's Ford, Hiltingbury and North Millers Dale? steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk


01 NOV 2013

Fair Fares - a better deal young people

Local MP Steve Brine is campaigning to secure a better deal for young bus travellers. The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP is working with bus operators and a Member of the Youth Parliament to deliver fairer fares for young people. A recent meeting with the boss of Bluestar saw the pair make th...


01 AUG 2013

Woodmancott Down wind farm [REFUSED]

The proposal for Woodmancott Down came from TCI Renewables and was to develop a wind power station consisting of six 130m tall turbines on Woodmancott Down, Hampshire. In addition, the company proposed to construct access roads, transformer enclosures, crane hardstandings, a control building and a ...


01 JUN 2013

Rural broadband

The Government's Rural Broadband Programme is now connecting some 10,000 premises every week but if that doesn't include you it can feel anything but superfast. Good job then, and contrary to some unhelpful comments in recent weeks, Hampshire's superfast broadband project is on track to ensure at l...


01 JUN 2013

Itchen Stoke Solar Farm

German company Kronos Solar have put forward plans for a solar farm on fields located near Folly Hill Farm in Itchen Stoke. A different company working in the same area proposed something similar in early 2012 but withdrew their plans before a planning application was lodged. The current sche...


30 OCT 2012

New council homes

Winchester's Conservative City Council has unveiled plans to build the first new council homes in the area for twenty five years. The council, now led by Cllr Keith Wood, will invest around £50m to build more than 300 new homes over the next ten years. One of the first homes will come online ...


05 JUL 2012

Children's heart surgery in Southampton

The story - from the top ... Following the children's heart surgery scandal at Bristol Royal Infirmary in the mid-1990's, the NHS set about reviewing how it delivers congenital heart services to children in England and Wales in the hope that it can improve outcomes for children. Professor Sir Ia...


04 JUN 2012

Micheldever Station Energy Recovery Centre [REFUSED]

RLANDenergyLtd formally lodged an application with Hampshire County Council for an energy recovery centre on land alongside the railway station at Micheldever Station. Clean Power Properties Ltd - which is a joint venture between Network Rail and RLAND - plan to produce Energy Recove...


16 APR 2012

Justice for Park Home residents

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is a leading campaigner in Parliament for the rights of park home owners, working as Vice Chairman of the All-Party Park Homes Group. Steve's constituency has a number of park home sites; from Colden Common in the South to Wessex Park in Sutton Scotne...


01 APR 2012

Campaign for a world-class sports and leisure centre in Winchester

Winchester Fit for the Future is a voluntary group drawn from local sports clubs and stakeholder organisations in the Winchester area. It is working to develop sustainable and accessible community sports facilities – and is specifically campaigning for a new sports and leisure ...


27 MAR 2012

Coalition planning reforms

The coalition Government has published the final version of its planning reforms (known as the NPPF) which return vast swathes of power to local communities.  The policy aims to put unprecedented power n the hands of people to shape the places in which they live, to better support growth and g...


15 MAR 2012

Campaign for new primary school places in Winchester

Local MP Steve Brine has led calls for much needed new primary school places in Winchester and Hampshire County Council have responded with a £10m plan, to the relief of families across the city. A special County Council consultation on new primary provision in Winchester ran from 2...


14 MAR 2012

Government support towards home ownership

The Conservative Government is taking robust action to help first-time buyers across Winchester and Chandler's Ford get on the property ladder. Steve Brine says; "We are a nation of homeowners in Britain and for much of the twentieth century, home ownership levels indeed steadily increased. However...


01 MAR 2012

Kings Worthy power cuts

A number of serious and highly disruptive power cuts badly affected Kings Worthy and part of the surrounding area in early 2012 and residents, some of whom had suffered for years with intermitent supply, decided they'd had enough. Winchester MP picked up the case and summoned power company Scottish...


09 JAN 2012

Miscarriage care campaign

Local MP Steve Brine is working with campaigning website MumsNet and local health professionals to improve the care given to couples who experience miscarriage.  Full details of the campaign will appear here shortly but you can see what MumsNet have been up to already here. If you live in the...


28 NOV 2011

Winter weather plan for railway

A joint package of improvements has been put in place in preparation for the eventuality of severe winter weather affecting the South West Trains' network in and out of Winchester this year. South West Trains and Network Rail are jointly responsible for what is one of the busiest and most complex c...


29 SEP 2011

Barton Farm Development

For those not familiar with Winchester, Barton Farm is a large greenfield site on the edge of the city centre which has been the subject of application after application for many years from CALA Homes. Following many years of argument and legal challenge, outline permission was granted in Octo...


04 JUL 2011

Commission on the funding of care and support

Successive governments have promised to look properly at the big questions on long-term care. This coaliton Government will not duck this issue and it has published the independent report of the Commission on the funding of care and support (the 'Dilnot report'). The Dilnot report contains a r...


22 JUN 2011

The Future of Higher Education

Important changes to student finance are taking place in 2012/13 which will have far-reaching consequences for prospective students, employers and Higher Education Institutions.  Here, we take a look at what's already been agreed and what is proposed by Dr Vince Cable and David Willetts. ...


07 JUN 2011

Securing the value of nature

The Government has published a groundbreaking Natural Environment White Paper entitled The Natural Choice.  It is the first enviroment white paper in twenty years and has been warmly welcome by Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine. The document sets out how Government will deliver i...


30 MAY 2011

Building the BIG society

The Government's Big Society plans aim to make it easier and more attractive to give time and money to good causes.  The landmark Giving White Paper was a "breath of fresh air" from the Government says Steve Brine. Britons are already generous but evidence suggests levels of giving time a...


01 MAY 2011

Green Winchester

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is passionate about the 'green' agenda which drove him towards a career in politics from a very early age. He has focused heavily on the issue since becoming Prospective MP for this constituency in late 2006; one of his first acts was to host a specia...



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