Plans unveiled for 600 new homes on Hampshire countryside

Daily Echo: Plans unveiled for 600 new homes on Hampshire countryside Plans unveiled for 600 new homes on Hampshire countryside

PLANS have been unveiled to bulldoze five patches of Hampshire countryside and build more than 600 homes.

Seperate proposals are in the pipeline for hundreds of homes in and around the Fair Oak, Hedge End, Botley and Bursledon areas.

Some 330 homes have been earmarked for a site off Winchester Road in Fair Oak.

The development would see a new community building, three hectares of open space, and play areas. A mixture of flats and houses would be included in the “Crowdhill Green” scheme brought forward by Bloor Homes.

Down the road in Hedge End, developers want to build a further 94 homes on fields off St John’s Road in Hedge End.

The Highwood Group’s plans, for land south of Foord Road and west of Dodwell Lane, would include a mixture of two-, three- and four-bed houses and one- and two-bed flats.

On the outskirts of the town, close to Botley, Bewley Homes wants to build 108 new homes.

The plan, for land to the rear of Sovereign Drive and Precosa Road, would see two buildings demolished as well as development on the open land.

Yet more plans for houses have been unveiled for land north of Bridge Road at Bursledon.

The Highwood Group wants to build 90 homes on the site.

Meanwhile, a further plan has been unveiled to build 94 more homes at Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh, on the site of the existing household recycling centre.

The plan, for land north of Kipling Road, has been submitted by First Wessex.

All five plans have recently been submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council. It comes as the council continues to attempt to finalise its Local Plan.

The document is a blueprint for development up to 2029 and could see 10,140 homes built across the borough in that time – with thousands of those on greenfield land.

A period of public consultation has recently come to an end on what is the second attempt to formally adopt a plan.

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12:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

stevekvm says...

Building new homes is important to the local economy, local workers and local people but please,please, please consider the infrastructure of these places.
Roads that are gridlocked, sewers and drains that continually flood and at least leave somewhere for our kids to play.
Building new homes is important to the local economy, local workers and local people but please,please, please consider the infrastructure of these places. Roads that are gridlocked, sewers and drains that continually flood and at least leave somewhere for our kids to play. stevekvm

1:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

lillylooper says...

the road access for the housing estate at crowd hill we be directly on to the main fair oak /colden common road causing even more traffic on an already very busy road . you can also kiss goodbye to ever getting a local doctors appointment and getting your children into local schools.also the traffic into eastleigh in the mornings/evenings is horrendous now times that by 300 houses each with at least 2 cars ..nightmare !!
the road access for the housing estate at crowd hill we be directly on to the main fair oak /colden common road causing even more traffic on an already very busy road . you can also kiss goodbye to ever getting a local doctors appointment and getting your children into local schools.also the traffic into eastleigh in the mornings/evenings is horrendous now times that by 300 houses each with at least 2 cars ..nightmare !! lillylooper

1:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Quentin Heslop says...

94 homes on the Woodside recycling site? Eastleigh's version of The Shard?
94 homes on the Woodside recycling site? Eastleigh's version of The Shard? Quentin Heslop

1:57pm Tue 17 Dec 13

__KTF__ says...

If you look at the local plan documents then there is provision to upgrade the infrastructure as well - especially around Junction 8 and an upgrade to Kings Copse Avenue.
If you look at the local plan documents then there is provision to upgrade the infrastructure as well - especially around Junction 8 and an upgrade to Kings Copse Avenue. __KTF__

2:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Saint Botley says...

The fields opposite Dodwell lane are a really nice feature, refreshing and increasingly rare Hedge End where houses seem to have sprung up on every available square inch of land. They make the place look much more attractive on approach, just about the only picturesque feature the area has left. Not that Eastleigh Borough Council will care of course. If there's money to be made, they'll take it. Without any consideration for the consequences. The trafic is already a nightmare in that area because of the motorway junction at the bottom. And Wildern School is already full. This development would make Hedge End considerably less attractive to potential buyers and to the people already living there. Although the council do already seem to have that within their remit, hense absolutely no attempt to improve or modernise the village centre for the last thirty years.
The fields opposite Dodwell lane are a really nice feature, refreshing and increasingly rare Hedge End where houses seem to have sprung up on every available square inch of land. They make the place look much more attractive on approach, just about the only picturesque feature the area has left. Not that Eastleigh Borough Council will care of course. If there's money to be made, they'll take it. Without any consideration for the consequences. The trafic is already a nightmare in that area because of the motorway junction at the bottom. And Wildern School is already full. This development would make Hedge End considerably less attractive to potential buyers and to the people already living there. Although the council do already seem to have that within their remit, hense absolutely no attempt to improve or modernise the village centre for the last thirty years. Saint Botley

2:38pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Likesadrink says...

Sorry but as a 20 something Hedge Ender, born and brought up in the Village (or Town as it's become) I welcome any new houses. It's the only way our generation are going to get a chance of affording a home in the area we are from. This won't please the older Echo readers that were on my Granada Road & Grange Park paper rounds as it means their already massively over inflated property values might not increase by another huge %.

Also the argument that the fields near Dodwell Lane are an area of outstanding natural beauty is laughable! Look, Hedge End isn't Botley, it has never been a beautiful market town, it was built in the 70's & 80's to cope with the baby boom generation being able to buy homes, those arguing about losing a few fields I very much doubt live in one of the few dozen homes in/ around St Johns Road that are genuine period properties, instead living on houses that were once Strawberry Fields/ Copses/ Farm Land, they no doubt would have called "beautiful" if it were still there.

For young people in this area this is good news, god knows this country needs more homes.. Also good news for the builders etc in the area. More jobs.
Sorry but as a 20 something Hedge Ender, born and brought up in the Village (or Town as it's become) I welcome any new houses. It's the only way our generation are going to get a chance of affording a home in the area we are from. This won't please the older Echo readers that were on my Granada Road & Grange Park paper rounds as it means their already massively over inflated property values might not increase by another huge %. Also the argument that the fields near Dodwell Lane are an area of outstanding natural beauty is laughable! Look, Hedge End isn't Botley, it has never been a beautiful market town, it was built in the 70's & 80's to cope with the baby boom generation being able to buy homes, those arguing about losing a few fields I very much doubt live in one of the few dozen homes in/ around St Johns Road that are genuine period properties, instead living on houses that were once Strawberry Fields/ Copses/ Farm Land, they no doubt would have called "beautiful" if it were still there. For young people in this area this is good news, god knows this country needs more homes.. Also good news for the builders etc in the area. More jobs. Likesadrink

2:40pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Sebastian Rutter says...

You'll all be excited to learn that I have the solution to Hampshire's housing crisis, and in just three bullet points!

- Upgrade and extend the A326
- Reopen and extend the Waterside railway line
- Build a new town at Calshot!

Fly in the ointment might be the National Park boundaries, but what can be drawn once can be redrawn. The current boundary is the result of a series of, uh, compromises.

Also ...
- Start saving to build a bridge to Warsash / Stubbington.

Amazing what problems you can solve after a couple of pints at the Wool House Brewery!
You'll all be excited to learn that I have the solution to Hampshire's housing crisis, and in just three bullet points! - Upgrade and extend the A326 - Reopen and extend the Waterside railway line - Build a new town at Calshot! Fly in the ointment might be the National Park boundaries, but what can be drawn once can be redrawn. The current boundary is the result of a series of, uh, compromises. Also ... - Start saving to build a bridge to Warsash / Stubbington. Amazing what problems you can solve after a couple of pints at the Wool House Brewery! Sebastian Rutter

4:37pm Tue 17 Dec 13

LadySam says...

Redevelop inner city sites first!! Once lost, the countryside can never be replaced. Tons of derelict land in Southampton alone.
Redevelop inner city sites first!! Once lost, the countryside can never be replaced. Tons of derelict land in Southampton alone. LadySam

5:46pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Saint Botley says...

Likesadrink wrote:
Sorry but as a 20 something Hedge Ender, born and brought up in the Village (or Town as it's become) I welcome any new houses. It's the only way our generation are going to get a chance of affording a home in the area we are from. This won't please the older Echo readers that were on my Granada Road & Grange Park paper rounds as it means their already massively over inflated property values might not increase by another huge %.

Also the argument that the fields near Dodwell Lane are an area of outstanding natural beauty is laughable! Look, Hedge End isn't Botley, it has never been a beautiful market town, it was built in the 70's & 80's to cope with the baby boom generation being able to buy homes, those arguing about losing a few fields I very much doubt live in one of the few dozen homes in/ around St Johns Road that are genuine period properties, instead living on houses that were once Strawberry Fields/ Copses/ Farm Land, they no doubt would have called "beautiful" if it were still there.

For young people in this area this is good news, god knows this country needs more homes.. Also good news for the builders etc in the area. More jobs.
The fact that Hedge End is largely bereft or character is exactly the reason it needs to retain the redeeming features that it has got. Nobody is suggesting the area opposite Dodwell lane is of outstanding natural beauty but it's attractive enough and serves to help punctuate the surrounding urban sprawl. Also the idea that any resulting development work would be given to local contractors is extremely unlikely. As you acknowledge, Hedge End has been very heavily residentially developed in the past and whilst I recognise a national need for housing there comes a point when a given area has simply had enough. The development at Whites Way, also built on green belt land has already provided large scale affordable housing and this proposed development will simply make Hedge End less desirable and more cluttered.
[quote][p][bold]Likesadrink[/bold] wrote: Sorry but as a 20 something Hedge Ender, born and brought up in the Village (or Town as it's become) I welcome any new houses. It's the only way our generation are going to get a chance of affording a home in the area we are from. This won't please the older Echo readers that were on my Granada Road & Grange Park paper rounds as it means their already massively over inflated property values might not increase by another huge %. Also the argument that the fields near Dodwell Lane are an area of outstanding natural beauty is laughable! Look, Hedge End isn't Botley, it has never been a beautiful market town, it was built in the 70's & 80's to cope with the baby boom generation being able to buy homes, those arguing about losing a few fields I very much doubt live in one of the few dozen homes in/ around St Johns Road that are genuine period properties, instead living on houses that were once Strawberry Fields/ Copses/ Farm Land, they no doubt would have called "beautiful" if it were still there. For young people in this area this is good news, god knows this country needs more homes.. Also good news for the builders etc in the area. More jobs.[/p][/quote]The fact that Hedge End is largely bereft or character is exactly the reason it needs to retain the redeeming features that it has got. Nobody is suggesting the area opposite Dodwell lane is of outstanding natural beauty but it's attractive enough and serves to help punctuate the surrounding urban sprawl. Also the idea that any resulting development work would be given to local contractors is extremely unlikely. As you acknowledge, Hedge End has been very heavily residentially developed in the past and whilst I recognise a national need for housing there comes a point when a given area has simply had enough. The development at Whites Way, also built on green belt land has already provided large scale affordable housing and this proposed development will simply make Hedge End less desirable and more cluttered. Saint Botley

5:56pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Saint Botley says...

Also, is it just me or did Eastleigh Borough Council keep this period of 'public consultation' pretty darn quiet?
Also, is it just me or did Eastleigh Borough Council keep this period of 'public consultation' pretty darn quiet? Saint Botley

6:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

George4th says...

Likesadrink wrote:
Sorry but as a 20 something Hedge Ender, born and brought up in the Village (or Town as it's become) I welcome any new houses. It's the only way our generation are going to get a chance of affording a home in the area we are from. This won't please the older Echo readers that were on my Granada Road & Grange Park paper rounds as it means their already massively over inflated property values might not increase by another huge %.

Also the argument that the fields near Dodwell Lane are an area of outstanding natural beauty is laughable! Look, Hedge End isn't Botley, it has never been a beautiful market town, it was built in the 70's & 80's to cope with the baby boom generation being able to buy homes, those arguing about losing a few fields I very much doubt live in one of the few dozen homes in/ around St Johns Road that are genuine period properties, instead living on houses that were once Strawberry Fields/ Copses/ Farm Land, they no doubt would have called "beautiful" if it were still there.

For young people in this area this is good news, god knows this country needs more homes.. Also good news for the builders etc in the area. More jobs.
Well said, and so true.

It's ok for the NIMBYS and the BANANA brigade because they "have" but they don't want the "have nots" to "have"!

It's going to be tough enough for the young generation and future generations without them being handicapped further by the negative outlooks of the "I'm alright jack" club!
[quote][p][bold]Likesadrink[/bold] wrote: Sorry but as a 20 something Hedge Ender, born and brought up in the Village (or Town as it's become) I welcome any new houses. It's the only way our generation are going to get a chance of affording a home in the area we are from. This won't please the older Echo readers that were on my Granada Road & Grange Park paper rounds as it means their already massively over inflated property values might not increase by another huge %. Also the argument that the fields near Dodwell Lane are an area of outstanding natural beauty is laughable! Look, Hedge End isn't Botley, it has never been a beautiful market town, it was built in the 70's & 80's to cope with the baby boom generation being able to buy homes, those arguing about losing a few fields I very much doubt live in one of the few dozen homes in/ around St Johns Road that are genuine period properties, instead living on houses that were once Strawberry Fields/ Copses/ Farm Land, they no doubt would have called "beautiful" if it were still there. For young people in this area this is good news, god knows this country needs more homes.. Also good news for the builders etc in the area. More jobs.[/p][/quote]Well said, and so true. It's ok for the NIMBYS and the BANANA brigade because they "have" but they don't want the "have nots" to "have"! It's going to be tough enough for the young generation and future generations without them being handicapped further by the negative outlooks of the "I'm alright jack" club! George4th

7:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

jshfire says...

Traffic monitoring is already going on around JN8 and Windhover Roundabout (the bane of my life) but even improving the main road infrastructure will just move the problem to a different location which will not be far away. The house prices will be what the market can bear (not many registered charities are into construction) and even with the current creaking system the area is considered to have "good transport links" according to some and as evidenced by present house values. "Affordable housing" for "locals" will be a token gesture at best. There is a demand and that will be catered for and amongst many conflicting interests the result will be a fudged compromise. All good news, Merry Christmas, singing tidings of comfort and joy !
Traffic monitoring is already going on around JN8 and Windhover Roundabout (the bane of my life) but even improving the main road infrastructure will just move the problem to a different location which will not be far away. The house prices will be what the market can bear (not many registered charities are into construction) and even with the current creaking system the area is considered to have "good transport links" according to some and as evidenced by present house values. "Affordable housing" for "locals" will be a token gesture at best. There is a demand and that will be catered for and amongst many conflicting interests the result will be a fudged compromise. All good news, Merry Christmas, singing tidings of comfort and joy ! jshfire

7:53pm Tue 17 Dec 13

nicko says...

get rid of the immigrants and we wont need more homes SIMPLE
get rid of the immigrants and we wont need more homes SIMPLE nicko

6:34am Wed 18 Dec 13

Huffter says...

That's fine - as long as nobody's expecting to travel anywhere by road. I use buses every day and can be as much as 1 hour 20 minutes late getting home in the evening because of the number of cars on the road.
That's fine - as long as nobody's expecting to travel anywhere by road. I use buses every day and can be as much as 1 hour 20 minutes late getting home in the evening because of the number of cars on the road. Huffter

10:13am Wed 18 Dec 13

sburman says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
94 homes on the Woodside recycling site? Eastleigh's version of The Shard?
How the h*ll is anybody going to fit 94 home, plus car parking & services, into the area occupied by the recycling site????



And right under the railway line as well
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: 94 homes on the Woodside recycling site? Eastleigh's version of The Shard?[/p][/quote]How the h*ll is anybody going to fit 94 home, plus car parking & services, into the area occupied by the recycling site???? And right under the railway line as well sburman

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