Fareham MP Suella Fernandes opposes Newlands plans

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FAREHAM’S MP has written to the borough council to oppose a plan for 1,1000 homes to be built.

The scheme at Newlands, near Stubbington, looks to build 1,100 homes on green fields off Peak Lane – on land designated as strategic gap between Fareham and Gosport.

Suella Fernandes has stated she is strongly against the application, which also includes a doctor’s surgery, pub, primary school and 80-bed care home.

In the letter she states that constituents have contacted her to voice concerns on the local infrastructure if the building work goes ahead.

She adds: ‘The area is identified as a strategic countryside gap in the council’s Local Plan and I am keen to ensure developments prevent urban sprawl – allowing local communities to retain the individual characteristics that make each so special.

‘Green spaces are invaluable to our community and provide a sense of wellbeing to locals as well as providing diverse habitats to flora and fauna.

‘I am keen to promote the use of development on brownfield sites – while the proposal includes provision for green spaces, development of a greenfield site will clearly result in a loss of open space.’