skip to main content

Accessibility and Display Options

Choose accessibility and display settings
Text Preferences
Colour Schemes
Save Close

Cookies and Privacy

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer

Some of these cookies are necessary to make the site work. We’d also like to use optional cookies to help improve your experience on the site. You can manage your optional cookie preferences below. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences. Your preferences can be changed at any time.

For further details, see our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy

I AcceptI Do Not Accept


Essential cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies; they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Third party functions such as Google Search and Analytics will not be enabled.


Performance settings enable you to use the Google Search engine on our website and help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage (for example, which of our pages are most frequently visited).

Save and Close


You are here: Home / Latest News

Press Release

14 February 2019

Appeal for new homes in Swanwick dismissed

Fareham Borough Council has successfully defended an appeal by Reilly Developments Ltd for 42 new homes on land off Sopwith Way in Swanwick. 

The planning application was refused by the Planning Committee on 23 February 2018 following which an appeal was lodged by the developers.   An Inspector was appointed by the Secretary of State and a Hearing, followed by a site visit, took place on 18 December last year.  The decision to dismiss the appeal was published by the Planning Inspectorate on 14 February 2019.

In his letter dismissing the appeal the Planning Inspector shared the same concerns as the Council and many local residents. In particular the Inspector highlighted:

Summing up his report, the Planning Inspector said ‘I conclude that the development would be contrary to the relevant policies of the Council’s development plan.’ 

Cllr Nick Walker, Chairman of Fareham Borough Council’s Planning Committee said: ‘I am delighted that once again a Planning Inspector has agreed with the Planning Committee’s original decision and dismissed the appeal.’

The letter from the Planning Inspector may be viewed in full on the Council’s website.


For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

Keep in touch on the go

Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Back to top of page Back to Top How to get here
Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 236100 | Mobile Text/Photo: 07860 098627
RSS Feeds