Update for Residents

Thank you for your time at the residents meeting on Thursday (20th October).

I said I would check on a few things and provide updates

1.  Abandoned silver Honda -near the roundabout at the entrance to Berewood.

The owner has been identified and asked to remove the vehicle by the end of this week.  If this does not happen the police have confirmed it is a safety risk and the council will be able to remove it and have served a notice to this effect.

2.  The original applications can be viewed online via these searches:

Old Park Farm – Taylor Wimpey use 05/40000/000
Berewood – Grainger use APP/10/00828

Old Park Farm – Taylor Wimpey use 05/00500/OUT
Berewood – Grainger use 10/02862/OUT

By selecting documents you can view the plans and section 106 agreements

More information about the various applications can be read on the planning applications page

The image below gives an over view of the plans for the West of Waterlooville Major Development Area or you can view the pdf here: wow-8-years-on


Forum and Applications

The next meeting of the West of Waterlooville Forum will be held tomorrow at 2pm in Deverall Hall, Purbrook.

There is a single item agenda for Grainger to present proposals for the location of community facilities.  More information can be found here: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/meetings/details/1607

Planning applications have been received for Phase 3A (16/02621/REM) and a pumping station (16/02550/REM) on Berewood, West of Waterlooville.  The application(s) will be decided at a Joint Committee meeting (date to be confirmed).






Come Along Tomorrow

The West of Waterlooville Advisory Group meeting is being held tomorrow evening at Berewood Primary School.  Thursday 28th September.

Starting at 7pm it’s a chance for residents to speak to councillors and hear updates about the site.

You can see the agenda by visiting the Denmead Parish Council website:


Also worth sticking in your diary is the next Forum meeting on the 20th October 2pm at Deverell Hall, Purbrook.  This meeting will be dedicated to  discussing the Town Park facilities.


Guided Tour of the Western Open Space (North)

Landscaping works are continuing on the western open space, part of the Taylor Wimpey development.  The use of heavy machinery and need for the planting to become established means it is not suitable for public access at present.

Millstone Landscapes are leading a guided tour around the western open space to see what has been done.  There are 20 places available, booking is required and priority will be given to residents of the West of Waterlooville development.

Once your place has been confirmed you will be sent joining instructions.

The tour will start at 6pm on Thursday 18th August

For further information or to register your interest please leave a comment below or e-mail kstickland<@>winchester.gov.uk (please remove <> symbols for correct e-mail address).

Other dates for your diaries are:

WoW Forum meet on Thursday 8th September at 2pm, D-day hall, Southwick

WoW Advisory Group planned meeting dates are Thursday 29th September and Thursday 24th November both at 7pm in Berewood Primary School.

You can read more about the forum here: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/meetings/ou/19/

The advisory group is an opportunity for residents to speak to councillors and council officers about the development.  Previous minutes and agendas can be found here:


Advisory Group Meeting on Thursday

The next West of Waterlooville Advisory Group Meeting is on Thursday 21st July at 7pm at:

The Old School
School Lane

All are welcome  and the agenda (and previous minutes) can be found at http://www.denmeadparishcouncil.co.uk/Pages/295/2016



SUDs Explored

On Tuesday 5th July, 22 Landscape Architects and invited guests from across the county visited the West of Waterlooville development to see best practice in Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDs).

The 247 hectare site has a custom designed infrastructure to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and promote biodiversity.  Rain water is collected in channels which drain into ponds and soakaways.  The water is purified through this process and it returns to the rivers to be taken out to sea.  The various stages help slow down the travel of water, allowing the water to naturally infiltrate the ground, helping to prevent flash flooding in extreme weather events.  As climate change has increased the risk of flooding across Britain, the SUD system mitigates the risks with lower costs for maintenance.  There are many special features in the West of Waterlooville SUDS.  Such as the way the elements are incorporated into the landscaping, creating areas of greenery and ponds, encouraging residents to use the open space.

Developers Grainger and Taylor Wimpey have been keen to implement a system which enhances the nature of the site from the earliest stages.  They were ahead of the time, by including such a large and high specification system in the masterplan before the government requirement which came into existence in April 2015.

The Berewood SUDs are part of a longitudinal study by the University of Portsmouth, which will provide evidence for national guidance.  More study days are planned for the winter when there will be more rain!

Berewood children’s growing success

Children from Berewood Primary School were delighted to see that 390 acorns they collected and planted last autumn have grown into 273 oak saplings up to half-a-metre tall.

Pupils growing oaks

Daniel, Max, Dominika, Zac and Nicola show their saplings.

In May more than 50 pupils re-potted the saplings as part of a public art programme for the Berewood site in the West of Waterlooville Major Development area.

This potting session is one of many events in It takes 700 acorns to grow a boat, a community growing project that will eventually lead to 700 oak trees being planted by local volunteers in Berewood as the development grows.

Place-making and public art agency, Futurecity, are curating and managing the project on behalf of the West of Waterlooville Arts Advisory Panel, which includes elected district and parish councillors as well as technical officers from each Council.

The Panel is keen to hear from any residents living in the development who would like to participate in future meetings. Residents should contact Jaime Bridges, Havant Borough Council’s Community Development Officer, at Jaime.Bridges@havant.gov.uk

You can read the full press release here: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/news/2016/may/berewood-children-39-s-growing-success/