Firm given more time to turn Gilkicker Fort into homes

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A DEVELOPER has been granted more time to turn a Victorian fort into 26 luxury homes.

Gosport Borough Council approved Fort Gilkicker Limited’s application to extend its planning permission, which was granted in 2010.

As reported, the developer had to move 51 common lizards, slow-worm, grass snakes and adders from the fort, in Gosport.

The 1871 Grade II-listed fort will become 22 apartments and four homes, due to go on sale for around £1m.

Councillors at Tuesday night’s meeting also approved a new access road for the Daedalus enterprise zone.

It will go west along the southern part of Daedalus, almost parallel with Chark Lane.

The road will end at existing access from Chark Lane.

There will be a footway and a cycle route on the road.

Also approved were two applications to re-clad a building and remove trees to allow for open storage at the business park run by Oceanic Estates at Fareham Business Park, off Fareham Road.