Green Light imminent for 94-home scheme

Daily Echo: An artist’s impression of the Woodside Avenue development An artist’s impression of the Woodside Avenue development

PLANS to scrap a Hampshire town’s waste and recycling centre and build nearly 100 homes have taken a giant step closer.

Up to 94 homes could be built off Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh on a site which is currently home to a Hampshire County Council waste facility.

Councillors are being advised to give the First Wessex housing association proposal the green light when they meet next week.

As previously reported, the waste centre is to be relocated before work starts at the 2.5 hectare site which also includes the former homes of the Southampton and District Motorcycle Club, British Red Cross, Aid Cadets and Girl Guides.

Up to 35 per cent of the homes would be affordable with the rest privately owned in a development that would include one and two bedroom flats and both detached and terraced houses with between two and four bedrooms.

The plan would involve building a four-way traffic controlled junction with Woodside Avenue, opposite the access road for Channon Retail Park and Judd Close.

It would also see public open space acting as a “heart to the scheme”.

Planners received five objections to the scheme during a consultation programme including fears over extra traffic and parking issues on surrounding roads. Others felt too many homes were being earmarked for the site.

But outline planning permission has been recommended for approval by planning experts at Eastleigh Borough Council.

Members of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee will discuss the proposals when they meet on January 14 at the town’s Civic Offices.

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11:31am Thu 9 Jan 14

Sailor Steve says...

So where does the recycling facility go to? Or is that a bit too advanced for the Echo?
So where does the recycling facility go to? Or is that a bit too advanced for the Echo? Sailor Steve
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12:07pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Quentin Heslop says...

There are planning experts at Eastleigh Borough Council?
There are planning experts at Eastleigh Borough Council? Quentin Heslop
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12:45pm Thu 9 Jan 14

richieroo says...

Sailor Steve wrote:
So where does the recycling facility go to? Or is that a bit too advanced for the Echo?
It's apparently moving to a site five times the size up behind the BMW garage on Chestnut Avenue.
[quote][p][bold]Sailor Steve[/bold] wrote: So where does the recycling facility go to? Or is that a bit too advanced for the Echo?[/p][/quote]It's apparently moving to a site five times the size up behind the BMW garage on Chestnut Avenue. richieroo
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1:15pm Thu 9 Jan 14

southy says...

More council assets giving to the private sector,this land should be for council homes if homes are to be built on it.
More council assets giving to the private sector,this land should be for council homes if homes are to be built on it. southy
  • Score: 4

3:25pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Irate Wintonian says...

Think it means Air cadets, not aid cadets lol

Why not give residents a parking permit allowing them to park in the Channon Park Retail site? That would solve the 5 objectors concerns over parking.
Think it means Air cadets, not aid cadets lol Why not give residents a parking permit allowing them to park in the Channon Park Retail site? That would solve the 5 objectors concerns over parking. Irate Wintonian
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet says...

How on earth can it cause more traffic problems than the current recycling centre already creates..especially as a new traffic light system is incorporated into the scheme,it will never be anymore dangerous than it is now!
How on earth can it cause more traffic problems than the current recycling centre already creates..especially as a new traffic light system is incorporated into the scheme,it will never be anymore dangerous than it is now! Positively4thStreet
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