The Council approved the outline planning application for Welborne on 23 July 2021.
An outline planning application for Welborne Garden Village was first submitted by Buckland Development Ltd in 2017, proposing:
Revisions to this outline planning application were submitted in 2019 and Buckland Development Limited produced a Simple Guide To The Planning Application (679 KB) which provided an overview of their proposals. The Council also produced banners (5 MB) that highlight the main parts of the proposals, including the phasing of development.
The outline planning application was approved by Fareham Borough Council in October 2019.
Revised applications were submitted by Buckland Development Limited in December 2020 and June 2021.
In December 2020, a revised application was submitted with a revised Supplementary Planning Statement and Viability Statement, together with the Environmental Impact Assessment Statement of Conformity, minor changes to the design of the A32 road layout and the Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy. The outline planning application was approved again at a Planning Committee held on 27 January 2021.
In June 2021, the application was revised again to allow for the developer's contribution to M27 Junction 10 to increase to as much as £50M. The revisions were proposed to make sure that funding was in place for all the improvement works required to M27 Junction 10.
The revised application included further revisions to the Supplementary Planning Statement and Viability Statement.
You can view the planning application on its dedicated webpage. Please note that some of the files are very large and may take a long time to download.
An outline planning application is just the beginning of the process as, although it gives permission in principle for the development, it does not mean work can begin. The next step is for Buckland Development Ltd (BDL) to satisfy the various pre-commencement conditions imposed by the Council, including the submission of Design Codes (which dictate the look and feel of the development) for approval. BDL will then need to apply for further planning permission for speecific areas of the detailed development of the new community, known as reserved matters.
The Council has however received detailed designs from BDL, which have been approved, for the proposed works to Junction 10 and the A32.
Consultation on the outline planning application has now closed. However, you will be able to view and comment on the detailed development applications when they are submitted through the Council's planning website in the usual way.