Plans for up to 2,000 new homes and a new country park on land at Sandleford Park submitted by Bloor Homes and the Sandleford Farm Partnership have now been formally registered by West Berkshire Council. It has been given the planning reference: 15/02300/OUTMAJ.
The hybrid application (an outline application for the whole site alongside a detailed element for the first phase off Monks Lane), which has been prepared alongside landowner and developer Donnington New Homes, will bring forward the strategic development as envisaged in West Berkshire Council’s Core Strategy.
To view the planning application:
Hard copies of the application will be available from the West Berkshire Council offices in Market Street, Newbury.
The developers have built on the previous public consultation and comments from Council Officers, including the potential for an additional all-movement access onto Warren Road and a new junction on the A339. These will be in addition to the two new access points on Monks Lane and significant improvements to the local highways networks, improving traffic flows at key pinch points within Newbury. Since the hybrid application was submitted in September, the development team have been working closely with officers and the registration team to ensure they have all the detailed information they need to consider the application, leading to a decision around March 2016.
The hybrid application will undergo a formal public consultation process with the local community and statutory consultees such as Natural England and the Highways Agency, after which Council Officers will further review the comments made.
Giuseppe Zanre, Strategic Land and Planning Director for Bloor Homes Southern commented:
‘We’re very pleased that the hybrid application has now been registered by West Berkshire Council after working with them on their detailed requests for further information over the last few months. The proposals are an important part of the long term delivery of new homes in Newbury and West Berkshire. West Berkshire Council will now undertake their own consultation with statutory consultees and we’ll review this feedback alongside Officers throughout the planning application process and into 2016.