Fareham council issues invitation to secure developer for Welborne

Local residents who have fought against plans to develop land to the north of Cranleigh Road in Portchester

Welborne top of the agenda as inquiry into potential Portchester estate opens

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A COUNCIL has launched an invitation to secure a developer for a 6,000-home town.

Fareham Borough Council is seeking to appoint a delivery partner for Welborne.

The invitation to bid notice was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Wednesday, with the aim of appointing a developer by the end of the year.

It comes despite Buckland Development Ltd having submitted outline plans for the site earlier this month.

Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of the council, said that the council was continuing its plan to compulsorily purchase the site as he claimed that Buckland does not own all of the land needed for the plans.

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