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Plans submitted for garden village near Fareham

Words: Laura Edgar

Buckland Development Ltd has lodged a planning application for Welborne Garden Village, featuring proposals for 6,000 homes, with Fareham Borough Council.

According to the council, the application relates to the whole of the Welborne area and includes remodelling of junction 10 of the M27 motorway.

The Planner reported in January 2017 that the government announced the locations for garden villages including Welborne.

The application is being reviewed by planning officers to ensure that it can be registered. Following registration, the council will consult extensively on the plans.

The council’s adopted local plan lists the site for development, allocating it to accommodate a new community at Welborne.

“Development proposals at Welborne shall deliver approximately 6,000 dwellings, phased to enable completion by 2036, and approximately 20 hectares of land for employment development, phased for completion by 2041,” it states.

Seán Woodward, executive leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: "I have given a commitment over many years where Welborne is concerned that we will not lay a single brick of Welborne until we have identified exactly what infrastructure is needed, where it is to be sited and most importantly how it’s going to be funded. That commitment is unchanged and this planning application will be scrutinised very carefully to ensure delivery of the Welborne Plan."

More information about Welborne can be found here.

The Fareham Local Plan can be found here (pdf).

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