Second attempt at building homes for injured military veterans in Horndean

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Land next to 

Wicor Primary School that could have been built on

Residents and councillors combine to appeal to inspector over planned Portchester estate

  • Plans for 40 homes in grounds of historic Cadlington House rejected in 2014
  • Planning appeal upheld rejection
  • New plans submitted for 30 homes – two for veterans – in just one half of the field
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HOMES made for injured service personnel could be built in Horndean.

Sunley Estates has submitted a planning application for 30 properties – 12 of which will be affordable homes, two for injured veterans.

There is a desperate need for affordable homes for ownership and rent by young people, families and injured services personnel in the area who are struggling to get on the property ladder or find a permanent home.

Caroline Treadwell

The family who own the land have a long military history and Caroline Treadwell, from Sunley, said they wanted to leave the military homes as a legacy.

It is the second time the developers have gone for planning permission on the site after East Hampshire District Council’s planning committee said the previous number of 40 homes planed was too high.

An appeal by Sunley was rejected by the government’s planning inspector in the summer.

Ms Treadwell said: ‘Our approach is always to build new homes which harmonise with local character so that we create a development the local community can embrace.

‘Back in 2013, when we asked local people what they thought of our original proposal, many said that they were pleased with the proposed building materials, design and retention of existing trees.

‘However, we understand that there were some concerns about the extent of the site. We’re delighted to be able to come back with a proposal which responds to this issue whilst keeping all the positive elements of our original scheme.

‘There is a desperate need for affordable homes for ownership and rent by young people, families and injured services personnel in the area who are struggling to get on the property ladder or find a permanent home.

‘We feel that this is an excellent opportunity to provide such high-quality affordable housing within the village in a way that is sympathetic to the surroundings.’

There will be no development at all in the eastern field, which formed part of the original planning application site which upset nearby residents of Cadlington House.

To comment on the planning application go to bit.ly/1OcCHhM.

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