Please note: The Consultation Period for Knowle Water Meadowsclosed on 16 February 2018. This page is for information only.
This consultation follows two previous engagement events, the first was held on 25th October 2014 and the second was held on 3rd October 2015. At the latter event, the community were asked to provide feedback on the proposal. The results from this engagement were published in the 19th October Parish Council Meeting minutes, where 90 responses were received and 69 of those responses were in support of the proposals. Based on the Parish Council’s results, 77% of local residents who responded were in support the proposal.
At the Wickham Parish Council’s Full Council meeting on 15th June 2015, the Council discussed the opportunity to deliver 44.5ha of public open space including River Meon water meadows and 7.2ha of residential development; around 200 houses. It was unanimously agreed to support the principles of the proposals.
Homes England is now in ownership of the site and would like to invite the community to help shape their future plans, so please take your time to read the information below and send us your comments.
The proposals will provide 58.7ha of public open space including the River Meon Water Meadows and Knowle Triangle, this land will be passed to Wickham Parish Council to protect it and Knowle from future development. This will open up land surrounding the village for public use and will provide a buffer between Knowle and the proposed Welborne development.
In addition to the open space, circa 7.2ha of residential development is proposed north of Ravenswood House; for around 200 houses. The layout is indicative of what could be delivered; however your comments will help shape the type of dwellings, the style of design and the materials used.
Access for the residential land will be taken from Knowle Road, by providing a new arm to the existing two armed roundabout.
We are keen to hear your views on the proposed development. Please send all comments relating to this proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of Friday 16th February.