Romsey Town Council hits out over housing plans

Daily Echo: Romsey Town Council hits out over housing plans Romsey Town Council hits out over housing plans

Romsey Town Council has overwhelmingly rejected the borough’s latest planning blueprint for the area, which includes 1,300 homes at Whitenap.

In a recorded vote all 11 members at a full council meeting voted against the revised draft Borough Local Plan. Councillors fear that the proposed Whitenap homes would have a major impact on Romsey and its environs, including Broadlands.

The town council is also accusing borough planners of ignoring more than 1,000 objections to the proposed Whitenap development.

The council also has concerns about potential traffic implications on the town, and has also expressed concerns that borough planners have used land owned by a single landowner to provide space to build 1,600 homes – this includes the Whitenap site and one at Hoe Lane, North Baddesley, earmarked for 300 homes.

Both sites are owned by Timothy Knatchbull, of the Ashfield Estate.

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12:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Kingontail says...

so we need housing "but just not here" what a surprise.
so we need housing "but just not here" what a surprise. Kingontail
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12:58pm Thu 13 Mar 14

hulla baloo says...

Build to the north of the town, whitenap area and towards the boundary with North Baddesley. Less pressure on the town, and away from the flooding areas.
Build to the north of the town, whitenap area and towards the boundary with North Baddesley. Less pressure on the town, and away from the flooding areas. hulla baloo
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1:19pm Thu 13 Mar 14

romseyboy says...

hi kingontail
how about in your back garden or waste ground by you would you allow that then I bet not.
best place would be off the nursling m275 close to motorway or junction 2
hi kingontail how about in your back garden or waste ground by you would you allow that then I bet not. best place would be off the nursling m275 close to motorway or junction 2 romseyboy
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1:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Kingontail says...

romseyboy wrote:
hi kingontail
how about in your back garden or waste ground by you would you allow that then I bet not.
best place would be off the nursling m275 close to motorway or junction 2
why wouldn't I - it happened about 15 years ago when the nice fields behind my place became houses - no big deal. People come out with the "infrastructure" argument taking no account of the s106 works that would be undertaken. Still its a nice thing to hide behind.
[quote][p][bold]romseyboy[/bold] wrote: hi kingontail how about in your back garden or waste ground by you would you allow that then I bet not. best place would be off the nursling m275 close to motorway or junction 2[/p][/quote]why wouldn't I - it happened about 15 years ago when the nice fields behind my place became houses - no big deal. People come out with the "infrastructure" argument taking no account of the s106 works that would be undertaken. Still its a nice thing to hide behind. Kingontail
  • Score: -1

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