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FTC (Fareham Town Centre) Development Allocations Summary of Comments

 

FTC1: Civic Area

FTC2: Market Quay

FTC3: Fareham Station East

FTC4: Fareham Station West

FTC5: Crofton Conservatories

FTC6: Fareham Magistrates Court

FTC7: Former UTP Site

FTC8: Lysses Car Park

FTC9: Wykeham House School

FTC10: Delme Court

Representations on Development Allocation FTC1: Civic Area

Number of representations on policy: 9

Objection: 2

Support: 2

Comment: 5

Objections

Concerns that development will lead to worsening traffic congestion in the vicinity.

Concern that traffic from the development will lead to worsening air and noise pollution, as the site is likely to be reliant upon car use.

Concern over the lack of parking particularly in the High Street. Also concerned over the loss of parking through demolition of the Osborne Road multi-storey car park.

Concern over the loss of the civic gardens.

Concern over insufficient pedestrian access in the vicinity.

Support

Hampshire County Council as a public service provider would support development which improves footfall in the area and introduces other community or civic uses which complement the existing library. Fareham Library is a thriving library with high levels of usage, a busy café and partner space occupied by the Citizen's Advice Bureau. The building has recently been refurbished and is one of the top performing libraries in Hampshire. As such, the existing building is required operationally by the Library Service and this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. (Hampshire County Council)

Welcome and support criterion i) of this policy (Historic England).

Comments

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that there is underground sewerage infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. Therefore, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Suggest additional criterion to 'provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes'. (Southern Water).

There is a need for more suitable housing close to the train station and bus station. Particularly higher density housing, such as flats with lifts suitable for older people. It is good to see that the Local Plan is assisting with reducing car dependency.

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Proposed development at this location should not have an adverse impact upon Fareham Footpath 94a, which runs adjacent to the site (Hampshire County Council – Countryside Service).

It is vital that the multi storey car park is completed and fully operational at Market Quay before the new multi storey car park in the Civic Area is demolished.

The Civic Garden open space should be enhanced.

Improvements to the pedestrian access between West Street and the Civic Quarter should be required as part of the development.

The proposed development should be staged so the new cultural facility is provided before the existing theatre is closed (The Theatres Trust).

A requirement of the proposed development should be to provide alternative car parking in the town centre prior to the multi storey car park being developed (Pegasus Planning).


Representations on Development Allocation FTC2: Market Quay

Number of representations on policy: 9

Objection: 2

Support: 1

Comment: 6

Objections

Concerns that development will lead to worsening traffic congestion in the vicinity.

Concern that traffic from the development will lead to worsening air and noise pollution, as the site is likely to be reliant upon car use.

Concern over the quality of shops in the vicinity and particularly in Fareham Precinct.

Concern over parking in the vicinity, particularly in Fareham Town Centre and Market Quay.

Concern over the empty units in Fareham Shopping Centre.

Concern over the length of construction works on site.

Comments

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

The proposed development should incorporate measures for reducing car dependency.

The proposed development should incorporate higher density housing, in particular flats with lifts which are suitable for older people.

HCC have an aspiration to improve the cycle access from West Street to Fareham Train Station and from all directions from the train station. The Council would like to explore whether this allocation can provide appropriate mitigation towards this aim (Hampshire County Council – Countryside Service).

A leisure centre overlooking Market Quay, with under-croft parking and restaurants on the top level should be a requirement of the proposed development.

Viability will be a key component of the site being delivered (Pegasus Planning).

Would like / expect to see a criterion in the policy which makes references to the special interest, character and appearance of the conservation areas, in order to ensure adequate protection is afforded to those characteristics of the of the conservation areas as designated heritage assets in accordance with paragraphs 138 (and 133 and 134) of the NPPF. Would also like to see encouragement for enhancing or better revealing the special interest of the conservation areas in accordance with paragraph 137 of the NPPF (Historic England).


Representations on Development Allocation FTC3: Fareham Station East

Number of representations on policy: 5

Objection: 1

Support: 0

Comment: 4

Objections

Concerns that development will lead to worsening traffic congestion in the vicinity.

Concerns about the loss of the freight yard and the impact that may have on the construction industry.

Concern over the relocation of the fire station.

Comments

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that there is underground sewerage infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. Therefore, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Suggest an additional criterion to 'provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes'. (Southern Water).

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Hampshire County Council have an aspiration to improve the cycle access from West Street to Fareham Train Station. The County Council would like to explore whether this allocation should include appropriate mitigation measures towards this aim (Hampshire County Council – Countryside Service).

The vehicular access to the site is poor and the proposed development would not improve upon the access.

The proposed development should include transport alternatives to the car. In particular bus links to the train station should be provided.

The proposed development should include a bike route from the train station along the disused railway line.

An agreement would be required by all landowners of the site in order for the comprehensive redevelopment of the site to be achieved. Concern that there could be delays in the delivery of the site. Also concern that quantum of homes on site may be impacted by whether the fire station is re-provided on or off site (Pegasus Planning).


Representations on Development Allocation FTC4: Fareham Station West

Number of representations on policy: 6

Objection: 2

Support: 0

Comment: 4

Objections

Concerns that development will lead to worsening traffic congestion in the vicinity and particular around the train station.

Concern over the loss of greenfield land.

Concern over the loss of the site which is reserved for a transport interchange for buses/trains.

Concern over the current access to the site.

Comments

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that additional local sewerage infrastructure would be required, to accommodate the proposed development (an easement width of 6 metres would be required. Therefore, a connection to the network to the nearest point of adequate capacity would be required. In addition, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Two additional criteria suggested, '(j) Provide a connection at the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network, in collaboration with service provider' and '(k) provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes' (Southern Water).

There may be a culverted watercourse below the site. Comments should be sought from the Lead Local Flood Authority (Hampshire County Council) regarding this (Environment Agency).

An agreement would be required by all landowners of the site in order for the comprehensive redevelopment of the site to be achieved. Concern that there could be delays in the delivery of the site (Pegasus Planning).

Hampshire County Council have an aspiration to improve the cycle access from West Street to Fareham Train Station. The County Council would like to explore whether this allocation should include appropriate mitigation measures towards this aim (Hampshire County Council – Countryside Service).


Representations on Development Allocation FTC5: Crofton Conservatories

Number of representations on policy: 3

Objection: 0

Support: 0

Comment: 3

Comments

Concerned over the impact of the proposed development on residents in the vicinity.

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Fareham Footpath 79 is to the east of these site, and provides a key link to The Gillies open space, and West End. HCC recommend that any development at these locations should enhance Footpath 79 through appropriate mitigation measures, to support sustainable transport and public amenity (Hampshire County Council – Strategic Transport)


Representations on Development Allocation FTC6: Fareham Magistrates Court

Number of representations on policy: 4

Objection: 1

Support: 0

Comment: 3

Objections

Concern that development will lead to worsening traffic congestion in the vicinity, including on Junction 11 of the M27 and on the Tesco roundabout.

Concern that traffic from the development will lead to worsening air and noise pollution, as the site is likely to be reliant upon car use.

Comments

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that there is underground sewerage infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. Therefore, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Suggest additional criterion 'provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes' (Southern Water).

Fareham Footpath 95 is opposite the site. The allocation should include appropriate mitigation measures towards enhancing the local rights of way network (Hampshire County Council - Highways).

The proposed development, including the demolition and site clearance works should be phased up until 2036 to avoid disruption in the town centre.

Under-croft park should be a requirement of the proposed development. In addition, the under-croft should also provide adequate provision for refuse collection, airing for clothes drying and cycle parking.

The proposed development should ensure adequate access to natural light and also good ventilation.

A planning application for the proposed development should set out the requirements for internal access and evacuation during an emergency, which should be indicated on the relevant plans.


Representations on Development Allocation FTC7: Former UTP Site

Number of representations on policy: 4

Objection: 0

Support: 0

Comment: 4

Comments

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that additional local sewerage infrastructure would be required, to accommodate the proposed development (an easement width of 6 metres would be required. Therefore, a connection to the network to the nearest point of adequate capacity would be required. In addition, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Additional criterion suggested as '(j) provide a connection at the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network, in collaboration with the service provider' and '(k) provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes' (Southern Water).

Fareham Footpath 79 runs to the east of the site and provides a key link to The Gillies open space, and West End. The proposed development at this location should enhance Footpath 79 through appropriate mitigation measures, to support sustainable transport and public amenity (Hampshire County Council - Highways).

The land at the Brethren Gospel Hall should be included as part of the allocation for a hotel or lodge use to ensure appropriate use of the site (Landowners of the Brethren Gospel Hall).

The vehicular access to the site is poor and the proposed development would not improve upon the access.

The site is unsuitable for a residential use, and should function as an industrial site.


Representations on Development Allocation FTC8: Lysses Car Park

Number of representations on policy:14

Objection: 9

Support: 2

Comment: 3

Objections

Concerns that development will lead to worsening traffic congestion in the vicinity, including East Street and the Delme Arms roundabout.

Concern that traffic from the development will lead to worsening air and noise pollution, as the site is likely to be reliant upon car use.

Concern over the loss of the car park and the impact it will have upon local businesses.

Concern that the development will lead to a loss of habitats for wildlife, in particular rare birds.

Concern over the loss of trees.

Concern that there are too many homes proposed in Fareham Town Centre.

Concern over the loss of greenfield areas.

Concern over the loss of services and jobs, which would result in more car use.

Concern that the proposed housing would create an issue of overlooking.

Concern over the safety and security or residents in the vicinity.

Concern over the issue of travellers on site, which has historically created a problem.

Concern in respect of access to the site from Wallington Way and East Street.

Concern over surface water flooding.

Concern over the impact of the proposed development site on the High Street Conservation Area, and also on the reduced burgage plots.

Concerned that the site is not accessible for all.

Support

Support the proposed development of the site for housing, which is in close proximity to the train and bus station.

Supports the requirement for higher density housing in Fareham Town Centre, specifically flats with lifts for older people.

Support given to criterion c) of this policy (Historic England).

Comments

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that additional local sewerage infrastructure would be required, to accommodate the proposed development (an easement width of 6 metres would be required. Therefore, a connection to the network to the nearest point of adequate capacity would be required. In addition, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Additional criterion suggested as '(j) provide a connection at the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network, in collaboration with the service provider' and '(k) provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes' (Southern Water).

Fareham Footpath 98 runs along the proposed development site. HCC supports clause f) of the policy but recommends that the development retains the right of way, ideally within a suitable green corridor and that connections are provided to it (Hampshire County Council - Highways).

The proposed development site cannot be accessed by road from the High Street.


Representations on Development Allocation FTC9: Wykeham House School

Number of representations on policy: 4

Objection: 0

Support: 0

Comment: 4

Comments

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that there is underground sewerage infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. Therefore, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Additional criterion suggested as '(h) provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes' (Southern Water).

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

The proposed development should be allocated solely for affordable housing.

Support this policy in principle although would prefer references to the special interest, character and appearance of the conservation areas, in order to ensure adequate protection is afforded to those characteristics of the conservation areas as designated heritage assets in accordance with paragraphs 138 (133 and 134) of the NPPF. Also considered that criterion c is too weak and that the Heritage Statement should accord with the requirements of Policy D3 for Heritage Statements (Historic England).


Representations on Development Allocation FTC10: Delme Court

Number of representations on policy: 3

Objection: 0

Support: 0

Comment: 3

Comments

Southern Water is the statutory undertaker for Fareham Town Centre. Southern Water's assessment of the site reveals that there is underground sewerage infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. Therefore, future access to the existing infrastructure for upsizing and maintenance purposes are required. Additional criterion suggested as '(g) provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes' (Southern Water).

The proposed development, including the demolition and site clearance works should be phased up until 2036 to avoid disruption in the town centre.

Under-croft park should be a requirement of the proposed development. In addition, the under-croft should also provide adequate provision for refuse collection, airing for clothes drying and cycle parking.

The proposed development should ensure adequate access to natural light and also good ventilation.

A planning application for the proposed development should set out the requirements for internal access and evacuation during an emergency, which should be indicated on the relevant plans.

FTC allocations 1-10 require up to 54 (30 hour) childcare places for ages 2-4 year olds. Community facilities will also likely be needed to provide sessional care, whilst it is likely that an early year's provider will require a D1 use building with suitable parking to operate a nursery (Hampshire County Council – Children's Services).

Fareham Footpath 79 is to the east of these site, and provides a key link to The Gillies open space, and West End. HCC recommend that any development at these locations should enhance Footpath 79 through appropriate mitigation measures, to support sustainable transport and public amenity (Hampshire County Council – Strategic Transport)



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