Ropley to ACCOMODATE a 600+ development?
Still awaiting results from public consultation held in October 2019. EHDC stated they hoped to have results known by summer 2020.
East Hampshire District Council is undertaking a Local Plan consultation that is primarily focused on identifying two suitable large development sites for inclusion in the East Hampshire Local Plan 2017-2036.
Through a public consultation period (3rd Sept to 15th October) public opinion will be sought before the final decision is taken.
So far the District Local Plan has covered smaller sites including a site in Ropley Dean for around 60 new homes to be built between 2028 and 2036. However now EHDC has to, in addition, decide which 2 ‘major developments’ sites must also be included. These sites feature 600+ housing. 10 sites are being considered in this consultation in Alton, Bentley, Horndean, Liphook, Whitehill & Bordon and 4 sites in Four Marks/Medstead (which includes the Winchester Road site in Ropley).
We ask you to consider which two site options you think are the best of the ten and then WRITE, or POST on website, and send your comments to the district council. (Details on how to let EHDC know your opinions are found at the foot of the page). You need to think about how each site would affect you, your family and your community. As examples: How would traffic be affected both getting onto and off the A31 as well as coping with an already business main road? How would schools, both senior and junior, be affected, (bearing in mind the existing development plans in Alton and Alresford). How will utilities including sewerage be updated? What about employment and leisure? Think of the existing stretched medical services.
THE WINCHESTER ROAD SITE, ROPLEY
The proposed development site in Ropley extends along the A31 from Barn Lane, on the edge of Four Marks, to The Shant (Ropley Soake) and from the Watercress line to Brislands Lane.
The more detailed map, below, shows the proposed key design features of each of the sites
- Red Line – Potential Development Boundary
- White boxes – residential development
- Yellow boxes – Employment Area
- TSB – Travelling Show People site
- TS – Travellers site
- There are also planned a Local Centre, Primary School, Sports Hub & Allotments.
Consultation drop in events
There are six consultation drop in events that are open for all to attend. The consultation material will be available to view, and staff and site promoters will be on hand to answer questions.
Alton Assembly Rooms, Alton – Tuesday 3 September 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Horndean Barton Hall, Horndean – Saturday 7 September 10.00am to 2.00pm Alton Assembly Rooms, Alton – Saturday 14 September 10.00am to 2.00pm
Whitehill & Bordon Forest Community Centre, Whitehill – Thursday 19 September 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Horndean Barton Hall, Horndean -Monday 23 September 4.00pm to 7.00pm Whitehill & Bordon Forest Community Centre, Bordon – Saturday 28 September 10.00am to 2.00pm
YOUR VIEWS ARE CRUCIAL AND YOUR OBJECTION WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO THE FUTURE OF OUR VILLAGE
Your response to the consultation can be submitted through the online portal: https://easthants.oc2.uk/ or write to Planning Policy , East Hampshire District Council, Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EX
For more detailed information on EHDC’s 10 large development sites (600+) go to website https://www.easthants.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Large%20sites%20Consultation%20doc%20for%20web_0.pdf