So nearly 3 years ago LEOH was given outline planning permission for 700 homes along with a care village and plenty of community facilities. The planning conditions that were put onto the permission were very onerous to protect against any possible risk to the water supply.
All along the coast there is a strip of land several hundred metres wide where the geology has a very thin layer of clay covering the chalk below which contains natural below ground water pathways that rise at a number of locations, one of which is The Bedhampton Springs.
This thin strip has ‘Solution features’ which we may better know as ‘Sinkholes’ or vertical pathways where any pollutant could get from the surface to the water table. HERE is an earlier blog giving more detail.
In the last few years a significant amount of site investigation work has been carried out drilling boreholes and plotting the solution features to agree an updated site layout with Portsmouth Water. As a result Bloor Homes are submitting an up to date outline planning application for Hazleton and Pyle Farms with details of the cricket pitch and care village to follow. The development will still come with the same list of community benefits, public open space, highways improvements as the original application and we are discussing what else we get for the additional 150 homes.
The site investigation results show that there are in-fact very few solution features on the land and that gives opportunity for a better layout and an additional 150 homes which prevents us having to find another area of green field land to build on elsewhere. (See blog earlier this week about The Local Plan).
So here is the updated masterplan which forms part of the updated application and we have asked Bloor Homes to conduct an updated consultation on the revised layout. The public display was held at Merchistoun Hall a few days ago but for anyone who could not get to it a full set of the display boards is below with details on how to comment.
To download the consultation boards click on this link here: Bloor Homes Horndean Exhibition Banners Dec 2018
If you would like to give feedback on this consultation please can you email it to BOTH Bloor Homes on firstname.lastname@example.org AND copy in the Ward Councillor Cllr Elaine Tickell on email@example.com Please can you do this by the 7th January 2019.
To view the updated Outline Application please click on this link HERE where you can also post a comment before the 11th January 2019 for the case officer to review.