Hart District Council is proposing a new settlement of 1,800 homes at Murrell Green between Hartley Wintney and Hook.  The site lies south of the A30 west of the Winkworth Business Park (previously the Coach House Garden Centre) and includes land either side of Totters Lane.  The site is on the boundary between Winchfield Parish and Hook Parish.  A location has been identified for a new secondary school.

Updates will be provided when available.

21 February 2017

 

CITY AND COUNTY - PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF BRAMSHILL HOUSE ETC.

 

SEE UPDATE BELOW

On 14 December 2016, Hart District Council Planning Committee will be considering planning applications submitted for the development of Bramshill House. City and Country Bramshill Ltd acquired Bramshill House and its grounds from the Home Office in January 2015 and has submitted a total of 7 planning applications and 3 listed building applications.

 

The application site comprises the land and buildings of Bramshill House and its associated buildings, park and gardens. Bramshill House is a Grade I listed building with other Grade I and Grade II buildings and structures set within a Grade II* registered park and garden.

 

Application 1

Applications 16/00720/FUL and 16/00721/LBC. Conversion of Bramshill House, the Stable Block and the existing Nuffield Hall, to provide a total of 25 residential units and associated parking. Use of the principal rooms of Bramshill House as a publically accessible museum space.

 

Application 2

Applications 16/00722/FUL and 16/00723/LBC. Conversion of Bramshill House, the Stable Block and the existing Nuffield Hall for use as a single dwelling and associated parking.

 

Application 3

Applications 16/00724/FUL and 16/00725/LBC. Conversion of Bramshill House, the Stable Block and the existing Nuffield Hall for use as offices, providing 5,196m2 of commercial B1(a) space and parking for 175 vehicles.

 

All three pairs of applications include the demolition of later curtilage listed buildings and maintenance and restoration works to Bramshill House and gardens. The provision of a 14.4ha Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) is common to the first pair of applications but is not included with the third (office use).

 

Application 4

Application 16/00726/FUL – Construction of 235 residential units and associated parking, access and landscaping in the area known as The Core which includes; the Quad, Lakeside, Central Area, Walnut Close, Maze Hill and Sandpit Close. Demolition of non-listed listed buildings. Construction of a replacement cricket pavilion. The provision of a new 14.4ha SANG.

 

Application 5

Application 16/00727/FUL - Construction of 14 residential units with associated parking, access and landscaping within areas known as Maze Hill and Sandpit Close. The provision of a new 14.4ha SANG.

 

Application 6

Application 16/00728/FUL – Construction of 9 residential units with associated parking, access and landscaping within an area known as Pinewood. The provision of a new 14.4ha SANG.

Application 7

Application 16/01290/FUL - Change of use of land to provide a SANG area and associated works.

 

The Preservation Society submitted its objections to the proposed development in October 2016.

 

The Standard Consultation Expiry Date is 2 January 2017.

 

UPDATE - 17 MARCH 2017

Nine separate planning applications were submitted to Hart District Council by City & Country Bramshill Ltd. All were refused on 10 March 2017.

Six of the applications were for alternative options for the development of Bramshill House.

Amongst the reasons for refusal are:

The proposed development is a significant major residential development in the countryside in an unsustainable location which is remote from nearby settlements with services and facilities. The quantum and scale of development proposed is unjustified in this rural landscape.

The proposed development will cause harm to the significance and defined special interest of the Grade 1 listed heritage asset.

The proposed development has not demonstrated that the quantum and scale of development is necessary, viable or justified to secure the long term future of the heritage assets at the site.

The proposed development is located within the 400m exclusion zone for the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA).

The proposed development has not demonstrated that it will mitigate for detrimental impacts on community infrastructure including education provision and public rights of way which will result from the development.

The proposed development would result in generation of significant movements on the existing local transport network which would be detrimental to road safety and operation of the local transport network. The proposal has not demonstrated that it will make sufficient provision, or support for, sustainable transport options which will result in a greater number of trips by private car.

 

Three of the applications were for the construction of residential units.

 

 

Amongst the reasons for refusal are:

The proposed development is a significant major residential development in the countryside in an unsustainable location which is remote from nearby settlements with services and facilities.

The proposed development extends beyond the area of previously developed land into open countryside. The proposed development has not demonstrated that the quantum and scale of development is necessary, viable or justified.

The proposed development will be inappropriate to the site context due to the proposed design, layout, form and quantum of development proposed. The proposal has not demonstrated that the development would integrate into the natural, built and historic environment without harm.

The site is located within 5km of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA). In the absence of any evidence that the test of no alternatives under Regulation 62 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 can be satisfied, or evidence that there are grounds of overriding public interest, the proposed development, either alone or in combination with other plans and projects would be likely to have a significant adverse effect on the SPA.

The proposed development has not demonstrated that it will mitigate for detrimental impacts on community infrastructure including education provision and public rights of way which will result from the development.

The proposed development would result in generation of significant movements on the existing local transport network which would be detrimental to road safety and operation of the local transport network. The proposal has not demonstrated that it will make sufficient provision, or support for, sustainable transport options which will result in a greater number of trips by private car.

One can be sure that this is not the last we will hear regarding these proposed developments by City & Country Bramshill Ltd.