Eastleigh housing plan deferred following concerns


This comes after objections were made by residents during the consultation period

Plans for more than 100 new homes in a Hampshire town have been deferred following concerns about noise and parking.

On Tuesday last week, councillors debated a planning application by Vivid Homes to build 105 new homes between Toynbee Road, Eastleigh and the town’s cemetery.

The site of the homes is currently described as being populated with unsightly and derelict buildings.

Of the homes in the new development, 35% are planned to be affordable housing with 10 one-bedroom apartments, 48 two-bedroom apartments, 16 two- bedroom houses, 27 three-bedroom houses and four four-bedroom houses.

However, the plans were deferred by councillors at an Eastleigh Local Area Committee meeting last week. Concerns raised in the meeting are said to have included the density of buildings, the associated traffic, parking spaces, and noise from the nearby railway line.

This comes after 27 objections were made by residents during the consultation period which ended August 13. As a result, the application has now been deferred with the developers asked to consider the concerns before submitting a revised application.

Chair of the committee, Councillor Alex Bourne told the Echo: It’s a shame because it’s a brown field site that’s been unused for quite a while now. It’s a bit of an eyesore at the moment with the buildings on there and it was an opportunity for vivid to develop 105 homes with 35% affordable housing.

He said: That affordable housing is much needed in Eastleigh. It’s just disappointing that it wasn’t passed through but hopefully we can all reach compromises to get much needed houses on a brown field site.

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