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Plan for eight new flats on land behind Holbury Long Lane shops after 10-home scheme axed

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A DEVELOPER has applied to build eight new flats on land in Holbury after withdrawing a similar bid for 10 homes.

Clive Joyner has submitted a second application to New Forest District Council for an area of hardstanding behind commercial premises at 87-99 Long Lane.

If approved, the two-bedroom flats would all be sold on the open market. There would also be 12 car parking spaces and 16 cycle spots.

The flats would be built behind the commercial properties on Long Lane
The flats would be built behind the commercial properties on Long Lane

The application stated: "The redevelopment of this site will enhance the character of the area whilst also providing much needed low-cost homes.

"The development would also help contribute to the circa 10,500 homes needed within the district."

It added: "The shared amenity area around the buildings would be landscaped.

"This is considered to be a positive improvement over the mass of hardstanding which currently exists at the site and would enable opportunities to promote wildlife and biodiversity."

The previous scheme for 10 flats was criticised by Fawley Parish Council for being too high density. It also raised concerns over a lack of parking and public consultation.

So far there have been no letters of support or objection for the new scheme and Fawley Parish Council is yet to comment.

The public consultation period ends on 17th May after which NFDC will make its decision.

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