by Focus team member on 9 February, 2018
UPDATE: Planning meeting to be on Wednesday 21st March.
Bargate Homes’ proposal to build 160 houses at Old Street is likely to come to Fareham’s Planning Committee in March.
Fareham planners have good grounds for rejecting it, because the Local Plan designates the site as part of the Countryside Gap separating Stubbington and Hill Head from Fareham.
Many residents were worried because planners recently agreed larger developments in Warsash.
However, those were on sites where proposed revisions to the Local Plan indicate that building would be allowed.
In contrast, a scheme at Titchfield on the other side of the Meon Valley was rejected because it also lies in the Countryside Gap.
We should emphasise though, that the Revised Local Plan is still under discussion and could be altered before it is put to the Government for approval.
The Old Street plans – and comments from public bodies – are on www.fareham.gov.uk Look for P/17/1451/OA
Update on our Old Street story