Test Valley Borough Council’s Southern Area Planning Committee approved the Reserved Matters Planning Applications for Hoe Lane on the evening of Tuesday the 8th of June 2021. This completes a planning journey dating from the outline application in October 2016.

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It is particularly welcome that the Committee was unanimous in its approval and supportive of The Partnership’s Building a Legacy approach. Commenting on the application Test Valley’s Design Review Panel considered this was “an unusually well considered housing scheme resulting in a layout that promises to deliver an interesting and satisfying conclusion.”

Local Members were quoted appreciatively in the media. Cllr Mrs Celia Dowden said:

"There has been a lot of thought that has gone into this and I think people will be happily surprised when they see what will be developed there, because it is a lovely site.”

Cllr Alan Dowden added:

"We are very pleased with the outcome and we wanted to have a development that everybody could be proud of in the end, and I think we have achieved that. I am sure in the long term people will be pleased with it." 

This approval now enables The Ashfield Partnership to prepare to make a start early next year with construction.

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