Fawley Waterside Ltd have submitted outline planning applications to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority for a major development centred on the old Fawley Power Station site adjacent to Southampton Water.
The scheme proposes the redevelopment of the power station land, a key brownfield site, to create a new community including 1,500 homes, 103,000 square metres of new commercial, civic and employment space, with a canal and dock and a boat stack all supported by community infrastructure in the form of a two form entry primary school, public open space and land that would be used for habitat creation.
The development would be served from a new access off the B3053.
The applicant has extensively engaged with the two planning authorities, the community and the key consultees prior to the applications being submitted.
If planning permissions are granted Fawley Waterside Ltd intend to commence infrastructure development in 2021 with the first homes being available by 2023.
Claire Upton Brown, New Forest District Council Chief Planning Officer comments that:
“This is an exciting and innovative scheme that looks to provide a significant number of homes and jobs on a brownfield site. A scheme of this scale is complex and delivery will be challenging, the application is just the start.
The two local planning authorities will be working with the applicant, the community and key stakeholders to fully consider the details of the scheme and understand its impact on both the natural and built environment.
Full details of the application (our reference 19/10581) as submitted to New Forest District Council can be found via our planning application public access page http://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/13702/How-do-I-view-and-comment-on-a-planning-application-or-appeal
Additional information can be found on the applicant’s, Fawley Waterside, website http://fawleywaterside.co.uk/