Further to our post of yesterday, that showed the impact by parish of following a dispersal strategy, we have now created graphs to show the impact by parish of urban extensions and a new town. In each case, it shows that the urban areas of the district are not taking their fair share of housing.
This demonstrates to us the need to step up efforts to follow a brownfield strategy and re-find the 1,400 units on brownfield sites that Hart lost after saying that 1,800 units on brownfield land could be readily quantified back in September 2015.
First, let’s take at the new town strategy. The chart showing the %-age increase in dwellings by parish from 2011 to 2032 if we followed a new town strategy to meet the remaining need from now on is shown above. The table showing how this has been calculated is shown below:
Of course, only 2,000 of the full 5,000 will be delivered before 2032. We have distributed these across Winchfield (in others) and Hook parish in the same ratio of the overall delivery shown in the SHLAA. However, the secret plan from the Winchfield Consortium showed the Murrell Green sites would be developed first, so this may understate the impact on Hook.
Now, let’s take a look at the Urban Extension option. he chart showing the %-age increase in dwellings by parish from 2011 to 2032 if we followed an urban extension strategy to meet the remaining need from now, together with the table showing how this has been calculated are shown below:
[Update: The West of Fleet urban extension is actually in Crookham Village Parish so chart and table updated to show that]
The urban extensions are at Pale Lane which is split across Elvetham Heath and Hartley Wintney parishes, west of Hook which is in Hook parish and west of Fleet (in Crookham Village Parish].
Finally, let’s re-look at the dispersal strategy, we covered in yesterday’s post:
|Parish||2011 Census Dwellings||2011-2015 % of total||2011-2015 Number||2011-2015 % increase||Dispersal Proposal||2011-2032 % Increase|
|Elvetham Heath, Fleet, Church Crookham, Ewshot||14,879||45%||2,070||13.9%||466||17%|
|Odiham/Long Sutton/ South Warnborough||3,142||5%||230||7.3%||583||26%|
If you would like to ask Hart to abandon the new town and urban extension ideas and create a brownfield solution to our housing needs, we urge you to respond to the Hart District Council consultation about the Local Plan and ask them to think again. We have created a dedicated consultation page and updated our two guides to responding to the consultation that are available on the downloads below. The comments are designed to be cut and pasted into the boxes provided. It will be very powerful if you could edit the comments into your own words. Please do find time to respond to the consultation and play your part in saving our countryside.
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