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Hamble Lane Planning Appeal

Council delighted with decision

Page last updated at 11 November 2016 at 12:28

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP has upheld the decision of the Planning Inspector to refuse permission for a proposed major development on land near to Hamble Railway station.

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Bursledon, Hamble & Hound Local Area Committee had refused planning permission for up to 225 residential units plus a 60 bed care home on land to the west of Hamble railway station in 2014.

The applicant appealed the decision and a public inquiry was held in 2015. The Planning Inspector then sent a report to the Secretary of State to determine the appeal.

Council Leader Keith House, said, “This is great news that the ‘land West of Hamble Lane’ planning application for 225 houses has been refused on appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP.”

He added, “The Council had always been against this application as it was completely the wrong location for new homes. The site was isolated from any of the villages in the Hamble peninsula and building there would destroy the green local gap between Hamble-le-Rice, Netley 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.”