Land adjoining 4 Brookfield, Providence Hill, Bursledon

LAND ADJOINING 4 BROOKFIELD, PROVIDENCE HILL, BURSLEDON

BJC has obtained a resolution to grant outline planning permission, subject to the signing of a s.106 legal agreement for the erection of up to 20 dwellings with associated parking, creation of new access from Providence Hill, substation and attenuation pond (landscaping reserved) on land at Providence Hill, Bursledon.  The application on behalf of Triangle Property Development Ltd comprised an outline application, with all matters reserved aside from landscaping which would be considered as part of a future reserved matters application at a later date.

Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee Members were supportive of the proposals and once the s.106 legal agreement has been signed, planning permission will be issued. The traditional design of the proposed housing was recognised and supported by Officers, who were also satisfied that the residential amenities of the adjoining properties would be maintained by the proposals.

The site is comprised of a triangular area of primarily grassland that has been used recreationally in association with 4 Brookfield and provided informal access to the rear of the Brookfield cottages.  There are a number of outbuildings on site and some scattered planting.  A small SINC (Site of Importance for Nature Conservation) lies to the north-east of the southeast corner of the development site, protected as woodland where there is a significant element of ancient semi-natural woodland surviving.  A Veteran English Oak tree is located along the northern boundary.  The site lies outside the defined urban edge and is currently designated as Countryside and Local Gap.

This scheme proposed 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties.  There would be a mix of house types, sizes and tenures, with 13 private market dwellings and 7 affordable dwellings (35% of the total).  The density of the development would also be relatively low at 17 dwellings per hectare.