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.