I guess that this should have been picked up sooner but the appeal that Taylor Wimpey have withdrawn the appeal that was set for 19-09-2017. Whether it was our objections to the plan or something else that caused them to withdraw - who will ever know.
Notice of withdrawal
Dare I archive this page now? I think that I shall leave for a month or two.
"Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council said: “The Foreman and Taylor Wimpey sites were originally refused as they were contrary to the local plan and on greenfield sites. Landowners collectively could submit plans for more than 2,500 in the village, however once we have reviewed our local plan to 2036 that will assess suitable sites in the borough.”
If this goes through it will make people start to wonder just what the point of a local plan will be. It is supposed to be our saviour when it comes to uncontrolled development but with all of the planning appeals that are in the pipeline it looks to me as if it might not really be worth the disk space that it's stored in.
Link to an article in The News
A new OPA was raised by Taylor Wimpey on 26th June prior to the appeal that has been set for 19th September. As far as I can see it is exactly the same as the previous one.
The new application reference is P/17/0746/OA
And a brand new one by Bargate Homes for 140 homes further down towards the Warsash Road. The link for this one is P/17/0752/OA
The one from Land & Partners doesn't seem to have been lodged with FBC yet but if all three of them actually come to fruition then that could possibly be another 465 houses between Brook Avenue and the Warsash Road, all trying to exit onto Brook Lane.
Outline Planning permission with all matters reserved (except for access), for residential development of up to 180 dwellings, associated landscaping, amenity areas & access from Brook Lane.
The appeal will be held at Ferneham Hall on 19th September starting at 10:00 and is expected to last for 4 days.
From the comments made in "Further Comments from HCC Highways Development Planning
So they can carry on clogging the road system up as long as the developers make a 'contribution' - money won't really help people stuck in the ensuing queues and I am sure that there will be more developments in Warsash in the future that will also require 'contributions' but when it ends up like the A32 at Quay Street roundabout will these 'contributions' be available to resolve that problem or will there even be a solution available?
Appeal made to Planning Inspectorate
An appeal has been made against Fareham Borough Council’s decision to refuse the planning application for housing on land east of Brook Lane, Warsash.
Foreham Homes Ltd has appealed the Council’s decision to refuse its planning application for residential development of up to 180 dwellings, associated landscaping, amenity areas and access from Brook Lane.
The Planning Inspector will consider all comments before holding a Public Inquiry to discuss the appeal. A time and date will be notified to all interested parties as soon as it has been set.
All comments made previously about the planning application will be sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration. If anyone would like to make additional comments they must be sent to the Planning Inspector by 5th May 2017.
Comments can be made online at the following site: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk and by entering reference number 3170314.
Alternatively, if you do not have access to the internet, you can write (quoting reference APP/A1720/W/17/31720314) to:
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6PN
Comments must be received by 5th May 2017. Any comments received after this date may not be read by the Planning Inspector and they will be returned.
For more information please contact Kim Hayler on email@example.com or call 01329 824815.
Link to The News article (Developer appeals decision to reject 180 homes on Warsash countryside)
Link to The News article (Developer targets Warsash countryside for housing despite council rejecting former proposals)
As yet I don't believe that any planning application has been made for this area of Brook Lane. Maybe this clearance is preparation for such an application. It is the 200 house development being proposed by Land & Partners below.
Whilst these plots of land are outside of the the defined urban boundary and hence in a defensible zone from our point of view, the developers have spent something over £14,500 on just one of the applications
fees so if it is rejected I would guess that there would be every chance of an appeal, and with Welborne in the state that it is, they will probably stand a good chance of succeeding.
They may help to populate the Fareham Community Hospital though, especially if there is a good stress clinic there. There is always a silver lining to every cloud - you just need to find it.
Link to planning application
Link to planning application
Taylor Wimpey's website for their proposal.
Link to The News article
Land & Partners are proposing a 200 home site with some self-build plots at a 5 acre site between Brook Lane, Lockswood Road, Greenaway Lane and
Warsash Road in Warsash.
They intend holding a public exhibition in the Bartholemew Room, Victory Hall on Thursday 16th June from 16:30 to 18:30
"This site brings together a mix of former horticultural enterprises situated with the ‘built up area’
Much of the the site is derelict and the area is not subject to any strategic gap planning policy constraints and it is very enclosed."