Development is the current topic for most residents in Horndean, and a resident of Blendworth, a retired Architect practice owner, has suggested some different ideas for Hazleton which might capture imagination.
The sketches have been prepared by Paul Evans with whose kind permission I am reproducing here. Paul’s key argument is that Horndean has a very poor village center. This is without a doubt correct, and the A3M dividing Horndean into two does not help this. By creating a community hub on Hazleton Farm with the cricket pitches drawn into the larger development area as a central hub will create a sense of place. Paul’s suggested layout also separates the business from the housing, so probably making the roads safer, but does mean more housing on Pyle Farm, and takes away the taller business buildings from the A3M where they could provide a very useful noise abatement shield for the residential areas.
I am very pleased to put these thoughts on here, and if you like some of the ideas then bring them up at the ‘Land East Of Horndean’ consultation.