Plan submitted for 240 homes to be built in Fordingbridge

Plan submitted for 240 homes to be built in Fordingbridge

Published by Jack Deery at 5:47am 19th June 2020.

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If approved, it would see a new housing estate just north of Station Road in the town.

A planning application has been submitted to New Forest District Council for the development of 240 homes between Fordingbridge and Ashford. 

The estate would be placed on land between Marl Lane and Station Road, with the site being allocated within the emerging New Forest Local Plan. 

Plan for 240 homes in Fordingbridge
A plan for the site just north of Station Road

The plans say that there will be a mixture of sizes and tenure of homes to meet current demand, including housing provision for the elderly and affordable properties. 

480 car parking spaces will also be created as a result. 

Plan for 240 new homes to built in Fordingbridge
Graphs made by the applicant showing the planned mix of housing

Infinite Homes, who submitted the application, say they also want to focus on green spaces and sustainable travel. 

They say will: 

  • Create of over 10 hectares of open space that will provide recreational, biodiversity, and amenity benefits. Play spaces will also be provided throughout the development.
  • Create of over 5km of pedestrian, cycle and equestrian routes throughout the development. 
  • Create of a new pedestrian / cycle link running parallel to Station Road.
  • Retain and enhance the valley corridor through additional planting and long term management.
  • Retain existing boundary trees and hedgerows where possible, along within other good quality trees within the site.
  • Plant new trees where necessary. 

The application says:

"The development is based on the principle of retaining and enhancing the valley corridor, and locating built development of the more level plateau closer to Ashford, simultaneously maintaining the separation between Ashford and Fordingbridge. 

The development will be served by a central spine road which in itself will contain irregular tree verges, allowing for larger tree groups to be planted. The route will guide visitors through the site and, where the route is intersected by the green fingers, will allow for views across the valley."

Plan for 240 new homes built in Fordingbridge
Developers say they will focus on green spaces

You can read the full plan for the new homes on planning.newforest.gov.uk.

HAVE YOUR SAY

People are now being encouraged to have their say on the proposed development. 

Comments need to be made by Friday 17th July

You can do so by visiting planning.newforest.gov.uk/online-applications.

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