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The updates below reflect our best understanding of the situation for major Planning & Development Projects in our wider area


MCA STEAMER POINT DEVELOPMENT – to ensure sympathetic development


ROESHOT HILL GRAVEL EXTRACTION - effect on road transport

Dump Trucks

Approval was given to extract 3 million tonnes of gravel from the 77 Hectare Meyrick Estates owned site, which would take approx 14 to 16 years with a 4 year restoration project following.
Estimates are for 120 lorry movements per day, and operations running from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 12:30 on Saturday. It is unknown as yet when this project will get underway. The Hampshire Planning Portal has information, but no start date is given.

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We are pleased that the Planning Inspector comprehensively refused the appeal for 26 dwellings, with a large 4 storey block of flats, scheme 8/19/1172. 
Pennyfarthing already have another application in with BCP on the same site for 21 dwellings including a 3 storey block of flats, scheme 8/21/0904. However the inspector's reasons to refuse scheme 1172 should also largely apply to this scheme.

The action committee will continue to work to ensure a more sympathetic development.

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ROESHOT HILL BUILDING DEVELOPMENT - impact on infrastructure



Avon Beach Company was successful in their recent application to replace the existing timber coffee hut and decking, and replace with a more modern larger design. This will be repositioned to increase space for pedestrians on the promenade.

A major development of 875 dwellings was approved under an outline application in 2017, the access to the site will be from both the A35 bypass and Lyndhurst Rd. There are also numerous reserved matters that will require consideration as well as approval of detailed planning for the site.
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