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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Bransgore will see the construction of 100 homes following the approval of controversial plans

100 houses on flood-prone farmland approved. Plans for development near Bransgore were submitted over two years ago. After three reviews, New Forest District Council planning committee approved it on September 29, subject to conditions. Wyatt Homes must complete and submit a S106 agreement for planning permission to be issued.

The deadline for the document detailing the developer's obligations has been extended by three months to September, and the plans have been approved. The site is part of the council's local plan for development.

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During a consultation in early 2022, both Sopley and Bransgore Parish Councils recommended refusing the plans due to concerns about flooding and the lack of affordable housing. The application received 183 objections from residents, with many expressing concerns about flooding in the area.

In July 2023, officers addressed residents' concerns about flooding and surface water drainage, assuring that it will be adequately managed. Despite objections from residents about the loss of countryside, impact on wildlife, and strain on local schools and health facilities, the plans have now been approved.

Picture Credit: Wyatt Homes/New Masterplanning

Construction must commence within three years of approval, and an archaeological work programme must be submitted to the council. An archaeologist suggests conducting an excavation in the Dell area as part of a community outreach project to assess potential archaeological remains. The developer plans to include over seven hectares of public open space, a village green, play area, and a tree-planting initiative.

Picture Credit: Wyatt Homes/New Masterplanning

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