Parish council objects to homes at Hazleton Farm

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Tuesday 22nd October 2019 5:00 am
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The border between the Land East of Horndean development and Rowlands Castle where hundreds more houses could be built

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PLANS to earmark land north of Havant Thicket for 800 houses have been objected to by Rowlands Castle Parish Council.

It feels the Hazleton Farm site – known as ‘Extension of the Land East of Horndean’ – would cause a “population overload”.

Instead it wants the homes built in Whitehill & Bordon or Northbrook Park near Bentley.

Responding to East Hampshire District Council’s Local Plan: Large Development Sites Consultation, parish council chairman Cllr Chris Stanley said: “Whitehill & Bordon builds on the current excellent redevelopment of the former garrison town using a majority of brownfield sites.

“Northbrook Park is very well situated to take advantage of the A31 trunk route and the relative proximity of Farnham Station, together with the various amenities of that town.

“These two sites contrast strongly with the poor proposal that forms the Extension of the Land East of Horndean.

“The infrastructure in general is not up to supporting such a large further increase in the local population over and above that proposed for Land East of Horndean.

“The building of what will effectively be a large dormitory development with no real focus is not what modern planning should be about.”