On Thursday 27th April, Purbrook and Widley Area Residents’ Association had a public meeting and were provided with the following update:
1. The Western Open Space (northern section) is in the process of being transferred to Winchester City Council and it is expected to be open to the public by the end of May (hopefully earlier).
2. The link road bridge between the northern and southern sections of the development area is due to open in August 2017. The programme of works submitted by Taylor Wimpey can be viewed on the blog – here.
3. Development has started for phase 3A for 296 residential dwellings, to the west of phase 1. This is expected to take around 2 years to build out.
4. The application for the Town Park phase A is under consideration. Plans were amended following comments made during the consultation period. The consultation period has expired for this application and the blog will be updated once a decision has been issued.
5. A planning application for a temporary community building and site office was submitted and plans are being reviewed to ensure there is sufficient capacity for residents meetings.
6. Work will shortly start on the rising main which will mean the footpath through the rest of the Western Open Space can be constructed. This will allow the linking of the whole Western Open Space / Greenway. It is expected for this to take 12 months to complete.
7. The next phase to be developed is likely to be Phase 13A which is to the south west of Phase 2.
8. Grainger and Hampshire County Council are reviewing updated modelling data to look at the triggers for the Stakes Hill Road and Ladybridge roundabout highways works.
9. There are now over 780 occupations across the site.
10. A request will be made to Winchester City Council for a new parish council which covers the West of Waterlooville area. Residents within 3 miles will be eligible to participate in the council but would not be able to vote.
Taylor Wimpey have issued a programme of works that will enable the link bridge between Old Park Farm / Wellington Vale and Berewood to be opened for use in August 2017.
May – electrical mains laying and street light completion
June – Completion of side A (shared pedestrian-cycle way and road) and bridge inspection by Hampshire County Council
July – Remedial works to be undertaken and approved (if applicable by Hampshire County Council)
August – Road bridge and side A to be opened
March 2018 – Side B (footpath) to be opened once residential Phase 5 is complete
Once the link bridge is opened the access through Sickle Way will be closed for general access by bollards. The work to install the bollards is scheduled to take place in July 2017.
Completion works will take place at the junction of Hambledon Road and Darnel Way from 4th May for approximately 4 weeks.
Final surfacing for the rest of Darnel Road to the Household Waste Recycling Centre is scheduled for March 2018.
The next meeting of the West of Waterlooville Advisory Group will be on Thursday 30th March at 7pm in Berewood Primary School.
All residents are welcome to come and discuss the development with Councillors from Denmead and Southwick & Widley Parish Councils. The agenda can be seen here:
One Other Update:
Work on site for Phase 3A starts this week with the laying out and construction of internal roads.
The next West of Waterlooville Forum agenda and reports have now been published.
The Forum will take place next week on Thursday 23rd March at 10am at the D-Day Memorial Hall, Southwick, PO17 6ED
A copy of the agenda and reports can be downloaded from: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/meetings/details/1608
Proposed dates for the next meetings are:
- Monday 26 June 2017 – Morning
- Monday 2 October 2017 – Afternoon
- Thursday 22 March 2018 – Morning
Dates and venues to be confirmed.
To the west of Yew Gardens, Phase 2 Berewood work is currently underway to relocate trees. This is part of the ecology strategy to create a woodland link from Marrelsmoor Row to Newlands Row.
This link of trees will provide a route for a variety of wildlife to travel through the site avoiding the residential areas. This is particularly important as Hazel Dormouse is a protected species and are known to live on the southern part of the major development area.
As the woodland grows it will also provide a buffer zone between Yew Gardens and the future homes planned for Phase 13. As shown in the image below.
Image for illustrative purpose only, development and planting areas are not to scale
Other work on site has included archaeological surveys. These have found further evidence of late prehistoric settlement and activity. Further excavations will be taking place.
An application has been received for a temporary building for use as a site office and accommodation for community meetings and functions for a period of 10 years.
The documents can be viewed using reference 17/00470/FUL online at
The proposed location is opposite Berewood Primary School. The application complies with the section 106 agreement requirement to provide a temporary accommodation that can be used for community meetings, small functions and consultations by the Community Development Worker.
If you wish to comment you can do so in one of the following ways:
- By visiting our website (as above)
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post to Katie Stickland, Winchester City Council, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LJ.
Your comments must be received on or before 23.03.2017.
It’s been a busy week with the West of Waterlooville Joint Planning Committee meeting on Monday. The Committee granted the application for 296 residential dwellings of Phase 3A, Berewood and the principal of changing the section 106 agreement. The report packs (and minutes in due course) can be found here: http://havant.moderngov.co.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=375&Year=0
The next West of Waterlooville Advisory Group meeting will be held on TUESDAY 24th January 2017 at Berewood Primary School starting at 7pm. This meeting will alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays.