Electricity substation approved as part of Waterlooville development

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A NEW electricity substation was granted as part of a huge new development.

The joint planning committee of Havant and Winchester councils approved outline plans for the substation, off Hambledon Road, Waterlooville.

Denmead Parish Council objected, arguing it encroached into the Denmead Gap, which separates Denmead from Waterlooville.

Councillor Paul Buckley, who sits on the committee, said the substation was a necessity to provide power for the new nursing home and extra-care units, which are currently being built as part of the west of Waterlooville estate.

‘It’s not very big,’ he said.

‘It’s about four metre square.’

He said landscaping could shield it from view.