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The Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 consultation formally started on Monday 24 October and ends at 9:00AM on Monday 12th December.  The Neighbourhood Plan looks to the future of Botley Parish until 2036. It has to pass both the Regulation 14 and Regulation 15 stages. When Adopted, EBC has to take it into account in Planning Applications and other matters.
Links to Detail Information, comment forms and Survey Monkey are located at
Regulation 14 Information

The Strawberry Trail

The Strawberry Trail route is a long distance self guided walking trail and stretches from Botley through to Netley. The trail goes across farmland and through woodland as well and the total circular route is approx. 15 miles, although feel free to start or stop at any point!

From Botley, leave the village from Church Lane and continue to the entrance of Manor Farm Country Park which is on the left.  Enter the Park passing the Victorian Farm and museum. Follow the strawberry waymarkers through the country park through woodland.  The trail heads along the river to Bursledon and through the village towards Hamble.  Once in Hamble, the walk leads along the shore to Netley before the journey back to Botley.

For more information, request the Coast to Countryside leaflet which details the route and also details the river bus, which runs June to September, and passes through Hamble foreshore, Manor Farm Country Park and Swanick Marina - when tide and space permits, it will also stop at the Jolly Sailor pub!  For a FREE copy of the Coast to Countryside leaflet detailing the Strawberry Trail and the River Bus contact Hampshire County Council Information Centre on 0800 028 0888, alternatively visit www.access.hampshire.gov.uk where you will also find details and ideas for days out on foot, bicycle and horseback exploring Hampshire's Coast and Countryside

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