New homes on brownfield site get the go ahead
Eastleigh Local Area Committee approved a resolution to grant full planning permission for a new development of 105 homes on a brownfield site in central Eastleigh at last night’s Eastleigh Local Area Committee.
The two-acre site, that is located off Toynbee Road, will also include associated parking, public open space and landscaping once the existing buildings on the site have been demolished. The scheme will be built around a focal point around of an extended area of the existing open space on Hawkins Way/Granary Lane.
The site currently consists of the former site of Jewson building suppliers and a self-storage area occupied by a large number of shipping containers alongside the Romsey to Eastleigh Railway.
The proposals will provide a mix of apartments and houses including a total of 58 one and two bedroom apartments and 47 two, three and four bedroom houses. There will be 35% affordable housing on the scheme that equates to 37 affordable homes in the form of social rented housing and shared ownership.
A Council spokesperson said, “I'm delighted that we have given the go ahead for new homes to bring this derelict brownfield site back into use. It is ideally located in an accessible and sustainable location close to local shops and facilities in Eastleigh town centre and it will provide housing that local people want including 37 affordable homes.“