Fareham council confirms planning inquiry over potential Portchester estate

Canon Bob White with representatives of Portsmouth Churches Housing Association, Two Saints, Portsmouth Foyer and The Roberts Centre Picture: Vernon Nash

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A COUNCIL has confirmed that a developer is set to appeal controversial plans to build 120 homes in Portchester.

Persimmon Homes has appealed Fareham Borough Council’s decision to refuse the plans for the estate, off Cranleigh Road.

The appeal is the fourth time in the past 30 years that developers have called in a planning inspector over this site, with the local authority rejecting the developer’s plans for homes to West of Wicor Primary School in March this year.

A planning inspector, who is yet to be appointed, will hold a public inquiry to discuss the appeal early next year.

Councillor Nick Walker, chairman of the borough council’s planning committee, said: ‘All comments made previously about the planning inspection will be sent to the planning inspector for consideration.

‘Any additional comments must be sent by October 29.’

Comments can be made online at acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk using reference number 3156244.