Plans for 125 houses on greenfield site condemned

Fareham Labour Party has condemned the plan to build 125 houses on a greenfield site at Newgate Lane East.

Labour spokesperson Richard Ryan said “We all agree that we need more housing but this site threatens the green gap between Fareham and Gosport and will add to the already congested roads. The Labour Party is on record as saying that major new housing developments should be built either on brownfield sites or at Welborne. If this plan is approved by Fareham Council it will again show the Tory controlled council cares little about our environment.”

Labour’s response to the application says:

Fareham Labour Party wish to object to this planning application. This proposal threatens the strategic gap between Fareham and Gosport. It will increase the number of vehicle movements which will add to the already congested roads leading to and from Gosport. Traffic movement from the proposed site heading north along Newgate Lane will affect the A32 which is already causing concern about the high levels of pollution.

This site is not designated for development in either the Fareham Draft Local Plan or the Fareham Borough Core Strategy 2011.

We believe that further major development in the Borough should be at Welborne or on brownfield sites. This development goes against the Borough’s existing policies and against the whole concept of Welborne as the major development area in Fareham.