Silent Auction for Action Against Destructive Development (ADD)

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A Bishopstoke-based professional artist is so incensed by Eastleigh’s proposed Local Plan that he has donated a painting to support ADD’s fundraising efforts as the action group prepares its case for the Planning Inspector’s examination, which starts on 21 November. 

For Paul Stratton of East Drive, who has lived in the village all his life, the countryside and woodlands near his home are an inspiration for many of his pictures. The 16 x 20 inch (40 cm x 50 cm) framed oil painting he has contributed shows Bishopstoke Woods as seen from Upper Barn Copse. The view would disappear if Eastleigh's Local Plan went ahead, even though the area has one of the highest levels of bio-diversity in the borough.

To visit ADD's website, go to www.add-eastleigh.org.

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Painting by Paul Stratton of Bishopstoke for ADD
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