• Many of the sites will require demolition and site clearance before construction work can start. Due to the location in the town centre these will need to be adequately phased over the years up to 2036 to avoid many disruption to the town centre. • This site may have insufficient car parking places for the residents of the new developments. There are proposals to provide under-croft parking. This will be essential and must be part of any planning applications. In addition, the under-croft must include adequate provision for refuse collection. Provision of clothes drying/airing and secure parking of cycles would be welcome. • The number of dwellings for this site could lead to over use of the shared facilities, problems with vehicle flow, and a tendency to make the accommodation too cramped. There is also a tendency for modern apartments to have fully enclosed rooms with inadequate access to natural light and good ventilation to the outside air. This should be avoided on health grounds. The need for shared access on many floors via stairs, corridors and lifts could result in safety concerns related to access or evacuation during an emergency. These will need to be adequately covered in any planning application.
Southern Water is the statutory wastewater undertaker in Fareham Town Centre. Development Allocation FTC10 allocates 32 dwellings in the Civic Quarter. In line with paragraph 162 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG), we have undertaken an assessment of our infrastructure and its ability to meet the forecast demand for the proposed development. That assessment reveals that there is underground sewerage infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. An easement would be required, which may affect the site layout or require diversion. This easement should be clear of all proposed buildings and substantial tree planting. Accordingly we propose that the following criterion is added to policy FTC10 (new text underlined): Planning permission will be granted provided that detailed proposals accord with the policies in the Local Plan and meet the following site specific requirements: [...] g) Provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes.