Plans for 75 new homes in Swanmore

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AMBITIOUS plans to build 75 new homes and major new sports facilities in a Hampshire village will be unveiled this week.

Linden Homes wants to develop land at New Road in Swanmore and have included proposals for a multi-use community sports pitch.

As part of the scheme, the firm says it will plough cash into neighbouring Swanmore College of Technology to improve is drama and dance facilities.

Up to 30 of the proposed new properties would be affordable homes and bosses hope a planning decision on the scheme will be made by the end of the year.

Linden Homes' director of planning and design, Michael O'Brien, said: “Through joint working with Hampshire County Council, the overall proposals would potentially help to deliver wider local benefits from helping fund enhancements to the college while providing its pupils and local community with a new state-of-the-art multi-use sports pitch.”

The proposals will be displayed in the college's gymnasium between 3.30pm and 8pm tomorrow.

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8:51am Mon 9 Jul 12

sarfhamton says...

all 75 should be affordable properties to help local kids stay in the area when they grow up.
all 75 should be affordable properties to help local kids stay in the area when they grow up. sarfhamton

9:07am Mon 9 Jul 12

The Salv says...

I hope these houses will be built properly and be well designed.
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I was really interested in buying a new home in the new Romsey development but it's awful. Crammed in overpriced houses with no attached garages or driveways for 2 cars in most instances, small gardens all overlooked and social housing with bigger plots neighbouring your new 300k semi detached, what a waste.
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If your going to eat into greenbelt and expand villages like Swanmore atleast make a decent go at it.
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Nobody wants another housing estate full of cars and living on top of eachother.
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I would like to see 3 bed semi detached properties with attached garage and driveways for 2 cars + garden for around 250k please.
I hope these houses will be built properly and be well designed. . I was really interested in buying a new home in the new Romsey development but it's awful. Crammed in overpriced houses with no attached garages or driveways for 2 cars in most instances, small gardens all overlooked and social housing with bigger plots neighbouring your new 300k semi detached, what a waste. . If your going to eat into greenbelt and expand villages like Swanmore atleast make a decent go at it. . Nobody wants another housing estate full of cars and living on top of eachother. . I would like to see 3 bed semi detached properties with attached garage and driveways for 2 cars + garden for around 250k please. The Salv

9:19am Mon 9 Jul 12

badengk1 says...

The Salv, let me get this right, you dont want another housing estate full of cars, however you want a house with room for 2 cars on your drive way and the possibility of an additional one in the garage. Think your contradicting yourself there!!
The Salv, let me get this right, you dont want another housing estate full of cars, however you want a house with room for 2 cars on your drive way and the possibility of an additional one in the garage. Think your contradicting yourself there!! badengk1

10:07am Mon 9 Jul 12

Willy47 says...

I think the salv means he does not want an estate where everyone has to park on the road and fight for spaces as there are never enough spaces for everyone, most households these days have 2 or more cars and so a driveway is essential.
I think the salv means he does not want an estate where everyone has to park on the road and fight for spaces as there are never enough spaces for everyone, most households these days have 2 or more cars and so a driveway is essential. Willy47

10:14am Mon 9 Jul 12

Higginz says...

The Salv wrote:
I hope these houses will be built properly and be well designed. . I was really interested in buying a new home in the new Romsey development but it's awful. Crammed in overpriced houses with no attached garages or driveways for 2 cars in most instances, small gardens all overlooked and social housing with bigger plots neighbouring your new 300k semi detached, what a waste. . If your going to eat into greenbelt and expand villages like Swanmore atleast make a decent go at it. . Nobody wants another housing estate full of cars and living on top of eachother. . I would like to see 3 bed semi detached properties with attached garage and driveways for 2 cars + garden for around 250k please.
I'm with you on that. I had a look around the Eastleigh Lakeside development but, as with every other new build I've seen, you're on top on each other, cars litter the area and privacy doesn't appear to be an option. From a personal perspective, I don't see the attraction of new builds apart from the possibility of financial help from the builder. That said, they do seem to sell quickly so the demand is there.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: I hope these houses will be built properly and be well designed. . I was really interested in buying a new home in the new Romsey development but it's awful. Crammed in overpriced houses with no attached garages or driveways for 2 cars in most instances, small gardens all overlooked and social housing with bigger plots neighbouring your new 300k semi detached, what a waste. . If your going to eat into greenbelt and expand villages like Swanmore atleast make a decent go at it. . Nobody wants another housing estate full of cars and living on top of eachother. . I would like to see 3 bed semi detached properties with attached garage and driveways for 2 cars + garden for around 250k please.[/p][/quote]I'm with you on that. I had a look around the Eastleigh Lakeside development but, as with every other new build I've seen, you're on top on each other, cars litter the area and privacy doesn't appear to be an option. From a personal perspective, I don't see the attraction of new builds apart from the possibility of financial help from the builder. That said, they do seem to sell quickly so the demand is there. Higginz

10:31am Mon 9 Jul 12

ohec says...

The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.
The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer. ohec

11:15am Mon 9 Jul 12

nedscrumpo says...

..and right under huge Pylons. Nice!
..and right under huge Pylons. Nice! nedscrumpo

11:59am Mon 9 Jul 12

The Salv says...

ohec wrote:
The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.
and there lies the problem. The Govenment/Planning needs to set initiatives out so that you can have no more than x amount of houses in x amount of space. If it means subsidising the building sites to do it then that is the way forward.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.[/p][/quote]and there lies the problem. The Govenment/Planning needs to set initiatives out so that you can have no more than x amount of houses in x amount of space. If it means subsidising the building sites to do it then that is the way forward. The Salv

12:12pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Lone Ranger. says...

The Salv wrote:
ohec wrote:
The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.
and there lies the problem. The Govenment/Planning needs to set initiatives out so that you can have no more than x amount of houses in x amount of space. If it means subsidising the building sites to do it then that is the way forward.
This already exists ......... Its around 12 houses max per acre ( i think ).... but also depends on the words "houses or homes". You can build more than 12 homes ( 20 i think )
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.[/p][/quote]and there lies the problem. The Govenment/Planning needs to set initiatives out so that you can have no more than x amount of houses in x amount of space. If it means subsidising the building sites to do it then that is the way forward.[/p][/quote]This already exists ......... Its around 12 houses max per acre ( i think ).... but also depends on the words "houses or homes". You can build more than 12 homes ( 20 i think ) Lone Ranger.

12:24pm Mon 9 Jul 12

ohec says...

The Salv wrote:
ohec wrote:
The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.
and there lies the problem. The Govenment/Planning needs to set initiatives out so that you can have no more than x amount of houses in x amount of space. If it means subsidising the building sites to do it then that is the way forward.
Not sure but i think that there are already limits laid down by councils as to minimum plot sizes and i think that the emphasis now is more on pack them in rather than space to breath. How would your subsidy scheme work ? if you can afford it you can have as much space as you like, the houses have got smaller with little tiny rooms and the plot it sits on is smaller so i if you was offered say a plot half as big again as a normal plot at an additional £50,000 would you go for it ? that would make a fairly average £250,000 house into a £300,000 house. You see over a whole site you can be talking about many extra houses and a great deal of money curtesy of those little plots and narrow roads.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: The trouble is every developer wants to get as many houses on a piece of land as he can hence the stupid little narrow roads and tiny plots so no new development will give what the Salv wants but increase the budget to £350,000 + and maybe you will be in luck. Space is money but i do think that more provision should be made for cars, garages are rarely used for cars as they are too small and are also used to make up for lack of space in the home, also the modern cars have grown so much a little VW Polo is now the same size as a Golf used to be. But if you want space older properties are the answer.[/p][/quote]and there lies the problem. The Govenment/Planning needs to set initiatives out so that you can have no more than x amount of houses in x amount of space. If it means subsidising the building sites to do it then that is the way forward.[/p][/quote]Not sure but i think that there are already limits laid down by councils as to minimum plot sizes and i think that the emphasis now is more on pack them in rather than space to breath. How would your subsidy scheme work ? if you can afford it you can have as much space as you like, the houses have got smaller with little tiny rooms and the plot it sits on is smaller so i if you was offered say a plot half as big again as a normal plot at an additional £50,000 would you go for it ? that would make a fairly average £250,000 house into a £300,000 house. You see over a whole site you can be talking about many extra houses and a great deal of money curtesy of those little plots and narrow roads. ohec

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