New road, country park and homes gets green light (March 2018)
In March 2018, Bursledon, Hamble and Hound Local Area Committee resolved to permit a development of 200 new homes on the former Bursledon Car Boot site on Hamble Lane. The development will include a new road to help ease congestion on Hamble Lane and a new country park to secure the green gap with Southampton. This decision followed on from an outline planning permission for the scheme that was originally granted in 2017.
The new road will run through the site from Bursledon Road and connect to the Kingfisher Grange site. The new road, which will be built as a priority, will help to relieve congestion on Hamble Lane as it is has been agreed that the current access will be closed on completion of the new road. Additionally the creation of a new open space for local people will ensure that an important countryside gap is maintained with Southampton.
By purchasing the land of the former Bursledon car boot site last year, the Council has taken a proactive approach in the delivery of new homes. Crucially, this means that infrastructure that is essential to the local area such as community facilities or transport links and maintaining local distinctiveness by preserving countryside gaps can be delivered.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Keith House and portfolio lead for Housing and Development says ‘We have taken a proactive approach in purchasing the land of the former car boot site as we are committed to delivering homes for local people, but this needs to be done responsibly and with the needs of the local area in mind. The new road reinforces our commitment to tackling congestion and at the same time the new open space will ensure that we preserve our gap with Southampton.’
He added, “The Council is also continuing its commitment in working to deliver new homes for private rent at market value and ensure they are available for everyone including family friendly tenancies”
New name for country park at Bursledon (Spring 2019)
A new country park that will be part of the former Bursledon Car Boot site will be called Windhover Meadows.
The new parkland area will be 10.5 hectares in size and include a mix of public open space areas, play equipment, new footpaths and improvement to existing public rights of way. The existing grass fields will be managed to improve this habitat for wildlife. Read more
Reducing traffic on Hamble Lane
Reducing traffic on Hamble Lane is a key part of the new development. A new spine road will run though the site and access the Taylor Wimpey housing site (Kingfisher Grange) from Bursledon Road. This will mean that residents of this, and the new development on the car boot sale site, will only use this new road and not Hamble Lane to access the site. The Council will be taking forward a mix of new homes for sale, private rent and affordable housing for rent and shared ownership aiming to meet local housing needs.
The junction of the spine road with Bursledon Road was completed in June 2019. The new road will run through the site from Bursledon Road and connect to Kingfisher Gardens. When completed later this year, access to Jurd Way will be closed and the new road will be the only access to the development which will help to relieve congestion on Hamble Lane.