New homes proposed for Pamber

A planning application has been submitted to provide 12 new affordable homes for people with a local connection to Pamber, Hampshire.
The homes, proposed by Hastoe on behalf of the HARAH group of local authorities and rural housing enablers, will be located on a rural exception site east of Pamber Heath Road. Building these homes on a rural exception site will mean that they will remain affordable forever and will be reserved solely for local people. The location of the site will also mean that building extra homes there will not over-burden existing infrastructure in the village or surrounding area.

It is proposed that 7 of the new homes will be affordable rent (shown below in blue), comprised of x4 one bedroom flats, x2 two bedroom houses and x1 three bedroom house. Five homes will also be for shared ownership (shown below in yellow); x4 two bedroom houses and x1 three bedroom house. All the homes will be built to the AECB Silver standard which requires them to be extremely air tight and energy efficient for the home user. This will help keep fuel costs low for the residents, thereby helping to provide truly affordable homes.

The application was submitted earlier this month following a very well-attended public meeting in May, where residents of Pamber were able to feed in their comments and help shape the proposed development.

Commenting on the plans for the development, Hastoe Regional Head of Development for the South Karen Hillhouse said: “We are excited to be working with Pamber Parish to help bring forward a proposal for these much-needed new affordable homes.

“In Hampshire and all over the country, rural communities are declining as local people have to leave in search of somewhere affordable to live.

“These new homes will help to ensure that affordable housing is available for those with a local connection to Pamber in perpetuity, to ensure that the community can continue to flourish and grow.”

The planning application number is 17/02723/FUL. You can view the full application by visiting Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council’s Planning Portal.


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