Plans for £15m Purbrook housing development submitted

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PLANS to build a £15m housing development on a former school playing field have been put forward.

Southampton-based developer David Wilson Homes has formally submitted a planning application to Havant Borough Council for 76 homes on the former Purbrook Park School playing fields, off Stakes Road.

It follows a public exhibition of the plans last December.

The plans include three two-bedroom houses, 38 with three bedrooms, 23 with four bedrooms, as well as 12 two-bedroom flats.

There would be new access for cars to Stakes Road and a new path for pedestrians to Stakes Hill Road.

The field, which is some distance from the school and is six acres, has not been used for 17 years.

Plans to build 93 homes on the site were approved in 2008 – but those plans, by Persimmon Homes Ltd, were never taken forward.

The new plans include 23 affordable homes and a developers’ contribution of £452,000 towards transport and public open spaces.

The development is out for formal consultation at the moment.

A decision is set to be made by councillors in the coming weeks.