All systems go for housing strategy for Havant area

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A MASTERPLAN that will guide where homes are built in the Havant borough will now go to a public consultation.

Councillors approved the allocations plan, which designates dozens of brownfield and greenfield sites for 2,800 homes over the next 13 years.

They also agreed to alter a historic agreement with landowners not to build on the Emsworth to Havant gap.

If developers come forward with proposals, the new policy would allow, in principle, 140 homes to be built off Horndean Road and 203 homes to be built south of Bartons Road.

The consultation takes place from October 11 to November 22 with the plans available to view at havant.gov.uk.

Council leader Tony Briggs said: ‘When it comes back after consultation, we will be the only council in Hampshire which has had a Core Strategy and Allocations Plan agreed. It means housing development takes place in areas agreed through consultation with the public.’

He said the plan would protect the borough from ‘speculative developments’.

The plans includes 187 homes for Emsworth, 1,315 for Havant and Bedhampton, 343 for Hayling Island, 595 for Leigh Park and 360 for Waterlooville.