A planning application for 61 homes on land on Satchell Lane Hamble has been refused on appeal by the Planning Inspector.
Following the Council’s decision to refuse planning permission in August 2021, the applicants, Foreman Homes, appealed this decision and an Inquiry was held in November 2022.
The Planning Inspector dismissed the appeal for a number of reasons including:
- Does not comply with the spatial strategy of the Council’s local plan.
- Would have an unacceptable effect on the character and appearance of the area, including design quality
- the applicants failed to provide developers contributions community facilities and infrastructure
Council Leader Keith House, said, “This is great news that this planning appeal for 61 dwellings on Satchell Lane has been refused by the Planning Inspectorate.”
He added, “We had always been against development on this site as it was completely the wrong location. The site is not appropriate for a residential scheme, the development of which would destroy the green local gap between Hamble-le-Rice and Bursledon. The Council is committed to delivering the homes that are needed for the future but they have to be in the right places – and this was not one of them.”