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Press Release

Friday 14 February 2014

Welborne Plan agreed

Welborne moved a step closer yesterday, when the latest version of the Welborne Plan was approved at a meeting of Fareham's Full Council. 

You can view the latest version of the Welborne Plan, known as the 'Publication Plan'

The public and other interested parties can comment on the Plan for six weeks between 28 February and 11 April 2014.  These comments are known as representations and they will need to focus on whether the Plan meets 'soundness' criteria, such as, whether it meets national planning guidelines. 

Later in the year, the Welborne Plan will be examined by an Independent Planning Inspector. If the plan is found sound by the Independent Inspector it will be adopted by the Council around the end of the year. The Plan will be used to make decisions on future planning applications on the site.   

Fareham Borough Council's Executive Member for Planning and Development, Councillor Keith Evans said: "This is an exciting set of proposals to create a new, attractive and cohesive community, with present day garden community principles to meet Fareham's housing provision needs. The approval of the Welborne Plan is an important step towards achieving this."

The latest version of its Development Sites and Policies Plan was also agreed at the same meeting.  The Plan identifies sites outside of Welborne for different uses such as housing, employment, shopping, community facilities, such as community centres and open green spaces.

People will be able to comment on it at the same time as the Welborne Plan and it will follow a similar independent examination process.

 

ENDS

 

Editor's notes

Fareham Borough Council is planning for Welborne, a major new community for the north of Fareham which will include up to 6000 homes, workplaces, schools, green spaces, shops and local community services. New infrastructure such as roads and energy infrastructure will also be required to support the new community.

 

For Further Information Contact:

Roy Brown, Customer Engagement Manager, tel: 01329 824409

fax: 01329 821518, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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