Public inquiry to decide fate of 37-home plan next to The Navigator pub in Swanwick

Developer appeals over 37-home plan next to pub

Developer appeals over 37-home plan next to pub

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

DEVELOPERS have appealed after their plans for housing in the countryside were turned down.

Developers want to build 37 homes, with access and parking, on a site next to The Navigator pub in Swanwick.

But planning was refused by Fareham Borough Council in March.

Now the proposal at the site, in Swanwick Lane, will be decided by a public inquiry in front of a Government-appointed inspector starting on December 9.

The hearing is likely to last at least three days.

Village Green PLC want to build a mixture of flats and detached, semi-detached and terraced houses in a cul-de-sac layout on the one hectare site, which is currently open fields.

They would also be providing 79 car parking spaces.

A total of 124 objections were sent to the council.

Residents have raised fears that the development would burden the already pressurised local infrastructure, making traffic worse and leading to flooding and drainage problems.

They are also concerned it will harm the character of the area, lead to a loss of green space and harm ecology and that insufficient car parking in the proposal will lead to overspill on surrounding roads.

Objectors also questioned the need for the development and claimed it would be out of character for the area.

A council officer recommended refusing the scheme because the site was in countryside, there was not a sufficient need for housing and it could be harmful to the space of the area.

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8:51am Sat 9 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

WAS A - village green plc? (are you sure about that name chaps?) mmmm! its funny how building companys used to have homes attached to the old moniker! this is the second story this week i've read about our betters keeping diggers at bay! Hurrah for Hampshire! or maybe after a few drinks with our plc friends,we could rename our lovely county NEW HONG KONG!... HI YAR!!!
WAS A - village green plc? (are you sure about that name chaps?) mmmm! its funny how building companys used to have homes attached to the old moniker! this is the second story this week i've read about our betters keeping diggers at bay! Hurrah for Hampshire! or maybe after a few drinks with our plc friends,we could rename our lovely county NEW HONG KONG!... HI YAR!!! lastminmoran
  • Score: 1

10:23am Sat 9 Aug 14

thesouth says...

lastminmoran wrote:
WAS A - village green plc? (are you sure about that name chaps?) mmmm! its funny how building companys used to have homes attached to the old moniker! this is the second story this week i've read about our betters keeping diggers at bay! Hurrah for Hampshire! or maybe after a few drinks with our plc friends,we could rename our lovely county NEW HONG KONG!... HI YAR!!!
Did you write that after a few drinks?
[quote][p][bold]lastminmoran[/bold] wrote: WAS A - village green plc? (are you sure about that name chaps?) mmmm! its funny how building companys used to have homes attached to the old moniker! this is the second story this week i've read about our betters keeping diggers at bay! Hurrah for Hampshire! or maybe after a few drinks with our plc friends,we could rename our lovely county NEW HONG KONG!... HI YAR!!![/p][/quote]Did you write that after a few drinks? thesouth
  • Score: 1

10:45am Sat 9 Aug 14

forest hump says...

lastminmoran wrote:
WAS A - village green plc? (are you sure about that name chaps?) mmmm! its funny how building companys used to have homes attached to the old moniker! this is the second story this week i've read about our betters keeping diggers at bay! Hurrah for Hampshire! or maybe after a few drinks with our plc friends,we could rename our lovely county NEW HONG KONG!... HI YAR!!!
You are are extremely selfish. I presume you have a place to live and screw all else. Wonder why houses are so expensive?,,,,look in a mirror.
[quote][p][bold]lastminmoran[/bold] wrote: WAS A - village green plc? (are you sure about that name chaps?) mmmm! its funny how building companys used to have homes attached to the old moniker! this is the second story this week i've read about our betters keeping diggers at bay! Hurrah for Hampshire! or maybe after a few drinks with our plc friends,we could rename our lovely county NEW HONG KONG!... HI YAR!!![/p][/quote]You are are extremely selfish. I presume you have a place to live and screw all else. Wonder why houses are so expensive?,,,,look in a mirror. forest hump
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11:17am Sat 9 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

south and forest in fact i left the south for the north-east 25 years ago,because i couldn't afford to live in the area!!!!i'm now settled in the north midlands living on a house built on a brown field site!!!!!i have worked with homeless and help in a foodbank! of which 11 exist in my city!!! i promise you i'm anything but selfish though a well thought out house building policy in hampshire for all has always been missing in my life time.and anybody trapped in the cycle of renting/stroke poverty has my sympathy....but as norman tebbit kept telling me get on your bike old bean!!!!ps i don't need to drink..just mad from a life-time in this country! peace and good luck if you are trying to find a place to live.
south and forest in fact i left the south for the north-east 25 years ago,because i couldn't afford to live in the area!!!!i'm now settled in the north midlands living on a house built on a brown field site!!!!!i have worked with homeless and help in a foodbank! of which 11 exist in my city!!! i promise you i'm anything but selfish though a well thought out house building policy in hampshire for all has always been missing in my life time.and anybody trapped in the cycle of renting/stroke poverty has my sympathy....but as norman tebbit kept telling me get on your bike old bean!!!!ps i don't need to drink..just mad from a life-time in this country! peace and good luck if you are trying to find a place to live. lastminmoran
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Whiteley Man says...

There's nothing altruistic about FBC turning down this development. It's pushing hard for the 6500 homes built on prime farmland north of Fareham, where infrastructure (M27, schools and QA hospital) will be severely stretched. Far more so than this piddly little scheme.
There's nothing altruistic about FBC turning down this development. It's pushing hard for the 6500 homes built on prime farmland north of Fareham, where infrastructure (M27, schools and QA hospital) will be severely stretched. Far more so than this piddly little scheme. Whiteley Man
  • Score: 5

7:30pm Sat 9 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Whiteley Man wrote:
There's nothing altruistic about FBC turning down this development. It's pushing hard for the 6500 homes built on prime farmland north of Fareham, where infrastructure (M27, schools and QA hospital) will be severely stretched. Far more so than this piddly little scheme.
Good, sincerely hope planning is approved! Plenty of farmland not enough houses. OR, kick out all unwanted visitors. Either will work.
[quote][p][bold]Whiteley Man[/bold] wrote: There's nothing altruistic about FBC turning down this development. It's pushing hard for the 6500 homes built on prime farmland north of Fareham, where infrastructure (M27, schools and QA hospital) will be severely stretched. Far more so than this piddly little scheme.[/p][/quote]Good, sincerely hope planning is approved! Plenty of farmland not enough houses. OR, kick out all unwanted visitors. Either will work. forest hump
  • Score: 2

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