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Press Release

10 April 2018

Council opposes Government plans to increase housing numbers in Fareham

Fareham Borough Council's Executive, which met last night, has agreed to strongly object to the Government's proposals to change the National Planning Policy Framework.  If implemented, the proposals would lead to a significant increase in the number of houses that the Borough would be required to accommodate.

Any increase would be on top of the 8,000 new homes the Council consulted on in the Draft Local Plan last year, evoking a huge response from residents across the Borough.  The Draft Local Plan covers the period up to 2036 and includes sites across the Borough including Welborne and newly identified greenfield sites as well as a significant number of previously developed brownfield sites. 

The Government proposals also warn that local authorities may have to accommodate some of the housing needed but not able to be delivered by Councils in neighbouring areas.   This could result in a further unwelcome increase.

The Government's consultation closes on 10 May 2018.  The Council's response, in full, together with all supporting documents, may be viewed on the Council's website: http://www.fareham.gov.uk/NPPFresponse.

Further information about the Councils Draft Local Plan may also be viewed online, together with the thousands of comments that have been received throughout the consultation.  See http://www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/farehamlocalplanreview.aspx.

ENDS

For further information contact:

The Communications Team, Tel: 01329 824310

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

 

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