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Planning Consent for Shorewood Homes in King’s Somborne, Hampshire

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has secured planning permission on behalf of Shorewood Homes, to provide 18 homes and new allotments in King’s Somborne in Hampshire. Planning consent was awarded by Test Valley Borough Council.

The 2.5-hectare site is located on Furzedown Road, in the heart of King’s Somborne on land currently used for allotments.

Seven of the 18 homes to be developed will be affordable, and the scheme will incorporate both private and shared amenities, including large rear gardens, landscaped communal areas and off-street parking. The style and layout of the new community will reflect the local vernacular and retain the charming rural character of neighbouring residential areas.

The development will also include 49 new replacement allotments for use by the local community. These allotments will be of better quality than those currently in place and accessible to more of the community, with car parking, a water supply, shared storage, a toilet, raised beds and all-weather paths.

Nicky Brock, Partner, Planning and Development, Carter Jonas Oxford commented: ‘We were very pleased to have been able to address specific concerns previously expressed by the Planning Inspector to gain planning consent for this site. As well as delivering much-needed homes in a wonderful setting, the consented scheme meets the need to provide an equivalent or better reprovision of allotments. The scheme will deliver more attractive, well thought out allotment spaces, ultimately enabling more people to use and enjoy them.”

Shorewood Homes is a Winchester-based housebuilder. Its team has a long-standing track record of designing and building high-quality housing throughout Hampshire.

Richard Wickins of Shorewood Homes commented, ‘We are delighted to receive planning permission at a local level and excited by the prospect of building in such a beautiful and well-regarded village.  We will continue to work with the allotment association to deliver the new allotments that will become an important facility for King’s Somborne, alongside 18 exceptional new homes.  We are hoping to start work on the allotment relocation early in 2023 with the housing element starting in 2024.’

In achieving planning success, Carter Jonas worked alongside Radley House Partnership Architects, Reading Agricultural Consultants, fabrik and Peach Ecology.