I choose this as the first area of development that I wish to comment on, however these comments apply to all the proposed development by Fareham Borough Council. Sadly it seems that the planners have no idea of the current problems that need to be addressed prior to any further development whatsoever. Already the roads are overcrowded, the schools full and doctor's surgeries unable to cope. Any additional development is irresponsible and should not be considered until the current infra-structure is improved. The area called HA1 is apparently due to have 1500 new dwellings which means 3000- 4000 more vehicles and the roads are unable to cope now so how can this be a realistic proposal? The additional pollution of vehicles sat in queues is sufficient reason alone to reject the entire plan out of hand. Please see sense.
Southern Water is the statutory wastewater undertaker in Fareham. Housing Allocation HA21 allocates 18 dwellings at Hampshire Rose. 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 wastewater 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 HA21 (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: [...] f) Provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes