Council delighted with Planning Inspector’s decision

Eastleigh Civic Offices

An outline planning application for houses on land at Bubb Lane, Hedge End has been dismissed by an independent planning inspector.

Hedge End, West End, & Botley, Local Area Committee refused an outline planning application by Gladman Developments Ltd in January 2016 for 200 houses on the site.  Gladman Developments Ltd appealed that decision and also asked for an outline planning application for 140 houses to also be considered as part of the inquiry process.   Following a public inquiry the appeal was dismissed by the planning inspector.

Council Leader Keith House, said,

‘This is great news that the planning appeal for  houses at Bubb Lane has been dismissed. It was also good to see the Planning Inspectors supporting existing Local Plan policies on our countryside gaps and acknowledging that the Council has achieved a full five-year supply of new homes on other sites.’

He added,

‘The Council had always been against this application as it was completely the wrong location for new houses. The site would destroy the green local gap between the settlements of West End and Hedge End. The Council is committed to delivering the homes that are needed for the future but they have to be in the right places – and this was not one of them.’

This followed a previous decision by Hedge End, West End & Botley Local Area Committee to refuse outline planning permission for up to 328 houses on the same site by Gladman Developments Ltd that was also dismissed at appeal in May 2016.