The Land East Of Horndean development has been supported by local Councillors in Horndean over other smaller infill developments in the main because we will get a tremendous list of community facilities with the scheme. This list has now been finalised and the land owners are signing the Section 106 agreement now which makes it legally binding. I will be posting a blog here shortly that covers this list.
This coming weekend we are holding a consultation which shows what the community is getting and we need your input in sculpting the detail and making sure it is perfect for our needs. If you live in Horndean, Clanfield or Rowlands Castle then you are welcome.
The event is on the 23rd January at Merchistoun Hall between 10:00am and 4:00pm – please drop in at any time to see the initial proposals and to ask Councillors or officers from EHDC any questions you might have.
Cllr Elaine Tickell, EHDC councillor for Horndean, Hazleton and Blendworth, said: “A large new community building is just one of the benefits we shall see from the Land East of Horndean development. It will be one of the biggest such facilities in the area but if it is to be the best then we need to hear from local people about how they plan to use it. Does it need a sprung floor for dance groups, does it need a large hall for shows, or smaller rooms for committee meetings? What kind of facilities does your volunteer group or community organisation need to thrive? Come along and let us know. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a first class facility that really works for the people of the village.”
The community building is one part of the new development on Land East of Horndean (LEOH). Residents can also expect to see 50 acres of public open space, four children’s play areas, a multi-use games area, 60 allotments, a football pitch, a cricket pitch, a pavilion, as well as a primary school, shop, employment land, a care village and improvements to local roads.
Cllr Lynn Evans, Chairman of Horndean Parish Council and its LEOH working party, said: “At long last, the LEOH development will bring to Horndean a community building equal to anything in the district, plus a host of facilities for all ages to enjoy. At around eight times the size of Jubilee Hall the building is the most exciting and challenging project to come to Horndean – ever – and I am delighted to be involved in the project. What will the hall be like? Help to shape it. Come along to Merchistoun Hall on the 23 January, add your views and see what else will be coming.”