Objection grows for Gosport ‘Grand Designs’ house

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NEARLY 50 objection letters have been submitted against a ‘Grand Designs’ development.

A new planning application for the former munitions site, off Britannia Way, in Gosport, has been met with a lot of opposition from residents.

Applicant Alan Dawes had a previous application rejected by Gosport Borough Council’s planning committee and by an independent inspector after he appealed the decision.

But the new bid has been opposed as much as the previous one by people living near the site.

Jeanette Perry, founder of the Voice for Gosport group, said: ‘There is still a lot of supporters to keep the munitions site as it is.

‘It is the only piece of greenbelt in this area and it should never have been sold.’

In the objection letters sent to the council, people have said the house would be ‘devastating’ to the wildlife.

- In The News on May 1, an article said that Barratt Homes sold the land to Mr Dawes.

In fact, the munitions store was sold to Mr Dawes by Barratt and the surrounding area of land was sold by Greenbelt Energy Ltd to the development company Kenzington Ltd, of which Mr Dawes is a director.