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Four homes approved for Pennington site despite watchdog opposition





PLANNING consent has been granted for the demolition of a Pennington house and redevelopment with four new homes despite opposition from residents and the Lymington Society.

The application by Harnden Homes Ltd for Crossways in Lower Pennington Lane followed refusal of a plan for five homes last year and a subsequent appeal dismissal.

Conservation group the Lymington Society cited a “total over-development of the site” and said there was inadequate parking and no cycle or refuse bin storage.

A planning inspector has approved plans for new homes at Lower Pennington Lane (Picture: Google)
A planning inspector has approved plans for new homes at Lower Pennington Lane (Picture: Google)

It added: “The proposed three storeys is totally overpowering and not in keeping with the much lower density of properties on Lower Pennington Lane.”

But a planning officer said: “The design and layout of the scheme has been revised to take account of the comments of the inspector in dismissing the five-house scheme. It now strikes a better balance between the desire to make greater use of the site and the character of the area.”

Conditions include protection for trees on site, a mitigation package addressing the additional nutrient input to the Solent arising from the development, control of any contaminated soil, and provision for charging electric vehicles.



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