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Developer unveils plan for 173 homes on town green belt

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The site outlined in red off Brockhills Lane (pictured centre), running north to south
The site outlined in red off Brockhills Lane (pictured centre), running north to south

LOCAL developer Pennyfarthing Homes has unveiled plans to build 173 houses in the green belt on the edge of New Milton.

The company is holding a public exhibition to consult the community on its proposals for the site off Brockhills Lane – with 50% of the dwellings to be affordable.

The land is proposed as a suitable extension to Ashley and wider New Milton in New Forest District Council’s emerging Local Plan, which contains strategic development policies for outside the national park until 2036.

A spokesperson for the company said: “The plans comprise an appropriate mix of house sizes and tenures, reflecting what is needed in the area, as well as extensive open greenspace.”

The exhibition will take place on Monday 23rd March, from 4pm until 8pm at the New Milton Community Centre in Osborne Road.

It will give local residents the chance to have their say and give feedback on the draft proposals. The project team will be on hand to hear their views and answer questions.

The spokesperson added: “The New Forest is a fantastic place to live and work. We hope to bring forward an attractive, high quality development that will provide much needed housing for local people.

“We have been promoting the site at Brockhills Lane through the Local Plan process and we are delighted to now be in a position to share our draft plans with the local community.

“Community feedback will be really valuable in helping us to shape our plans and we are keen to hear what local residents think.

“We look forward to meeting residents on 23rd March at the exhibition so that they can share their ideas with us.”

NFDC’s draft Local Plan is expected to be formally adopted in the coming months. It sets out locations and policies for the construction of about 10,500 new homes by 2036.

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