19 April 2016
Image credit: Thrive Architects
A new community at Boorley Green in Hampshire is a step closer to being built after WYG planners secured a resolution to approve permission for the first residential phase of 441 homes.
The planning team, based in WYG’s Southampton office, had already obtained outline consent from Eastleigh Borough Council in 2013 for 1400 homes, 30 per cent of which are affordable, on the site of the former Botley Park Golf Club. The consent also included employment space, retail, an extension to the existing hotel, 30 hectares of public open space, a primary school and community facilities.
Bloor Homes, Bovis Homes and Linden Homes then bought the site and instructed WYG to carry out the Reserved Matters Applications. The first of these, for the community facilities in the form of a pavilion and playing pitches was granted planning permission in October 2014. More recently, planning permission for the essential infrastructure to support the development across the whole site was granted in February 2016. The third Reserved Matters application, for the first phase of the 441 homes, received a resolution to approve permission on 21st March.
Paul Thomas, Associate Director at WYG’s Southampton office, said: “The original outline planning application attracted local opposition so we are very pleased to obtain a positive committee resolution from the Council for the first third of the residential development. This will enable the delivery of much needed housing, alongside the site-wide infrastructure and community facilities which already have detailed approval.”
WYG also provided landscaping and ecology advice. The infrastructure enabling works on the site will start in May.