Council ‘made right decision’ over Bedhampton estate

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THE owner of a house which will be demolished to make way for a new estate says she is glad councillors finally approved the plan.

Kelly Broad’s bungalow is one of two in Brooklands Road, Bedhampton, which will be knocked down to make way for 92 new homes after Havant Borough Council gave the go-ahead on Wednesday night at its full council meeting.

More than 1,000 people signed a petition against it and the plans were rejected once by the council on the grounds that it would be too noisy for people to live next to the busy A3M motorway.

A planning inspector also rejected an appeal by the developers but on technical grounds only and he found the rest of the application sound.

Miss Broad, a mum of two, said: ‘We want this development to go ahead, not for financial reasons, but for the people of Havant.

‘There are thousands of people on the housing waiting list, living in high rise flats, who would love to live somewhere like this.

‘It’s got to be about the benefits to all the people who live in Havant, rather than people who live in one street and don’t want this.

‘I think the council has made the right decision.’