Further information on the Strategic Development Area (SDA)
from The Fareham Society and other concerned local residents
Do you want a major development to the north of Fareham?
Did you know that, although the South East Plan is scrapped and that Eastleigh Borough Council has moved quickly to cancel their 6,000-dwelling Strategic Development Area (SDA), Fareham Borough Council still intends to proceed with the 7,000- to 8,000-dwelling development in the countryside between Fareham and Wickham – with a suggested density of 40 dwellings per hectare?
Time scale: 2016 – 2026 (possibly earlier). This large number of dwellings is well in excess of Fareham's Housing Needs.
2,000 homes are proposed to be built in the first 4 years, using existing local infrastructure.
– 2,000 households which would be using local roads - Wickham Road, North Hill, Park Lane, Old Turnpike, Kiln Road, Highlands Road, the Delme Roundabout, leading to Town Centre roads and beyond.
– 2,000 households which would be seeking local medical services, schools, shops and leisure facilities.
Can we be confident that the timing and infrastructure for the SDA will be more successful than in Whiteley?
An Emerging Transport Plan relies on the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to reduce the effect of the large amount of traffic coming from the new development! This, along with other measures to discourage car use – will it work??
Later stages of the development proposals include diverting the A32 from Wickham over to Junction 11 of the M27.
Details of changes to Junction 10 of the M27 have not yet been decided.
The population of Fareham Borough will increase by approximately 18,000 if the SDA goes ahead which equates to adding more than the population of Petersfield to Fareham.
Many members of the public are telling us that they don't want this development and definitely not one of this size, but the message is not reaching the Council. Please let your views be known to Fareham Borough Council as soon as possible. The Fareham Society, several years ago, joined with other organisations in South Hampshire to form South Hampshire's Unheard Voices (SHUV) to oppose such a major development.
Write to FBC before the closing date of 31 January 2011 at:
Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, FAREHAM PO16 7AZ