The Ashfield Partnership has submitted its Outline Planning Application for Whitenap and this has been registered by Test Valley Borough Council. Whitenap is the Council's key site for Southern Area having been allocated in its Revised Local Plan 2011-2029 adopted in January 2016.
The Ashfield Estate was originally approached by the Council almost twenty years ago. Community Engagement was initiated by The Prince’s Foundation in 2008 and The Estate then formed The Ashfield Partnership with three family owned regional house builders Morrish Homes, C G Fry and Son, and Wyatt Homes so that the plans to be drawn up would determine faithfully what will be delivered.
The Partnership has welcomed the opportunity to engage closely with Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, other statutory consultees, local stakeholders, and the community. The outline application aims to reflect those discussions but has had to balance some policy requirements and local aspirations with identified site limitations in order to be deliverable.
The outline application comprises almost 40 plans and technical documents, some of which have substantial technical appendices, that respond to known issues or constraints. It is, however, only in outline and, should it progress, there will be much greater detail to follow with Reserved Matters Applications in the years ahead. This application seeks to establish the detailed site access arrangements together with the scale and nature of the land uses identified for the site in the Revised Local Plan.
Given the scale of information provided with the application, please use the contact form on our contact page. The purpose is to help inform you in making representations and comments to Test Valley Borough Council as part of the statutory planning process.