Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Southwood Crescent Development

The comment period for the Southwood Crescent housing development closes tomorrow. Site notices were put up around the site in late October requesting comments from the public by the 16th November 2016. However according to Dave Bell (UKIP Councillor for West Heath Ward) local residents do not recall receiving recent notification from the council. Dave has been working with UKIP volunteers to leaflet local residents and make them aware of the issue.
The re-development of Southwood Crescent will create 159 new dwellings, with a potential occupancy of 422 people. The only proposed access to the development will be from Southwood Road which is already a busy road and traffic congestion may therefore be an issue. The possible future loss of the Number 9 bus (see previous posts on this blog) is also a factor affecting this area. 
Plans for the development can be found online by accessing the Rushmoor Council website and searching for planning application 16/00837/FULPP (use this link). There are 98 documents available, of which you may only want to see 3, The Proposed Site Layout, The Development Entrance Visibility Splay, and The Transport Assessment. 
Dave Bell says that he has an assurance from the Principal Planning Officer that comments will be accepted from the public after the date of the 16th November, but comments must be made as soon as possible. You can also use the link above to provide comments.
     Ken McNair

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