Scheme for 100 new homes on farmland unveiled by housebuilder

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The plans are for land off Jacob’s Walk in Hounsdown, Totton (Photo: stock image)

PLANS have been unveiled for up to 100 new homes to be built on farmland on the edge of Totton.

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Developer Taylor Wimpey has not submitted a formal planning application to New Forest District Council, but has stated its intentions to build on land off Jacob’s Walk in Hounsdown.

It is drawing up a mixture of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes on the 7.9-hectare site. Some of the properties would be affordable housing, it said.

Cllr David Harrison, who represents Totton South on NFDC, confirmed he had been invited to a public exhibition showcasing the plans.

He said: “The site itself has been designated by New Forest District Council for residential use for many years. I am somewhat surprised that it has taken so long for developers to progress it.”

“I will be interested to see what is proposed. I know already that a new vehicle access via Jacob’s Walk will not be popular with most people who live along the quiet cul-de-sac.”

The exhibition takes place at Hounsdown Community Centre on Friday 7th June between 3pm and 7pm.

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey told the A&T: “The event will be an opportunity for us to present our proposals and information about the development, as well as answering questions and receiving feedback.

“We want to make sure that we have ensured the most appropriate solutions for access and wildlife, which takes time.

“We are pleased to have plans that we can publicly present with the intention to deliver much-needed new homes locally.”

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