Plans for 60 new homes unveiled to East Hampshire villagers

HOUSING SCHEME Outlined is the area the developer is looking at
HOUSING SCHEME Outlined is the area the developer is looking at
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PROPOSALS for a third new housing estate in Horndean have been presented to residents.

Sunley Estates wants to build 60 homes and a health care centre in Havant Road, next to the Keydell Nursery site, which is already earmarked for 160 homes.

The plans were shown to councillors and the public at a development consultation forum at East Hampshire District Council.

Horndean Parish Council’s spokesman on planning Terence Port said he feels there is now a general acceptance of the Sunley development and the public were pleased to see the developers had listened to concerns.

Cllr Port said: ‘There was a previous presentation regarding this development last May and a great many people attended.

‘As a consequence of comments made, the proposals have changed.

‘The mood of the meeting – because of those changes – appeared to be one of general acceptance.

‘The developer is anxious that it addresses concerns and to this end it has, at its own cost, already carried out CCTV surveys of the local drains and have agreed that it will finance the restoration after it was found a number had collapsed.’

Cllr Port said the developer had agreed to keep an old oak tree in the middle of the field which will form the centre of a new village green.

There were fears that the proposed entrance will be too close to the junction with Rowlands Castle Road and the developer agreed to move the entrance further north if plans were agreed by the council.

The proposal comes after Burton Homes was given permission to build 73 properties on the former Gales Brewery site off Portsmouth Road.

Cllr Port and Hampshire county councillor for Horndean Sam Darragh both said they felt there was a need for new affordable homes in the village.

The Havant Road site, if it is approved, will provide 40 per cent affordable homes.

A planning application is expected in the next few months.

Sunley did not respond to calls from The News.