Newlands Walk Play Update

Works are starting this week on the drainage for the new play area at Newlands Walk.

The drainage works will take a few weeks to complete.  Then will need to be left to allow the water to settle before the installation phase starts.    The site will be fenced off from the public until the play area is opened.

In other news:

Please note the dates have changed for the consultation on the Community Governance, they will be held:

  • Saturday 17 March 2018 from 10am to 2pm at Wellington Vale Care Home, Darnel Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7TY
  • Monday 19 March 2018 from 5pm to 7.30pm at Berewood Primary School, Kentidge Way, Waterlooville, PO7 3BE

If you can’t attend the events there is more information, including the questionnaire online:

The questionnaire will close on the 20th April.

The other events for your diary are:

  1. Residents Meeting (rescheduled) Thursday 15th March 7.00-8.00pm Berewood Primary School
  2. West of Waterlooville Forum Thursday 22nd March 11am at Wellington Vale Care Home
  3. West of Waterlooville Advisory Group Thursday 29th March 7.00-8.30pm at Wellington Vale Care Home



Temporary Building Update

The application for the temporary building (17/02559/FUL) to provide a community hall and site office has been approved.  This facility should be available in late spring / early summer, watch this space for further updates.

There has also been consent granted for signage to give directions along Houghton Avenue to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, as well as the route for construction traffic, to the school, show homes and other facilities.

Phase 13A

Phase 13A (reference 17/01772/REM) for 73 residential dwellings was permitted at the Joint West of Waterlooville Planning Committee yesterday.

There are a few pre-commencement decisions to be discharged before work can start on site.  When an expected start date is known this blog will be updated.

New Council Name

The results of the recent Community Governance Review consultation confirmed that residents wish for a separate governance (e.g. a new parish) to be formed for the residents of the West of Waterlooville development.

The next stage of the review will ask residents for their views about the style of council (Parish, Town, Neighbourhood or Community Council), the precise boundary and its name.

Winchester City Council will offer and listen to ideas for names during the consultation. These names should preferably reflect some geographic or historic aspect for the whole area.  If you have an idea for a name that could be included in the consultation then please e-mail before noon on Monday 5th March.

Not all names can be included in the shortlist, this will be based on suitability and the frequency of suggestions.

The next stage of the consultation is due to start on Friday 9th March with open events being held:

Saturday 17 March 2018, from 10am – 2pm at
Wellington Vale Care Home, Darnel Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7TY

Monday 19 March 2018 from 5pm – 7.30pm at
Berewood Primary School, Kentidge Way, Waterlooville, PO7 3BE

Residents of West of Waterlooville can take part in the online questionnaire here: 


Joint Committee & other dates

The Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Area Planning Committee will be meeting on Tuesday 27th February at 10am, in Havant Plaza to consider the application for Phase 13A (17/01772/REM).

More information including the agenda can be found here:

The next Residents meeting will be on Thursday 1st March at Berewood Primary School from 7pm to 8.30pm.  This is an informal meeting and an opportunity to meet with other residents from the West of Waterlooville Development and the Community Development team.

There is a West of Waterlooville Forum meeting on Thursday 22nd March at 11am at Wellington Vale Care Home.  This is a formal meeting for Ward and Parish Councillors to receive updates on the progress of the development.

The next Advisory Group meeting will be on Thursday 29th March at 7pm at the Wellington Vale Care Home.  This is an opportunity for residents to discuss local matters with their parish councillors.



Play Area Design Chosen Design

Thanks to all who took part in the play area consultation.  The winning design was created by A Frost Design.

As well as the play area shown above there will be some goal posts.  The play area will be open in the summer, but hopefully sooner.


Phase 13A New Drawings

Revised plans have been received for Phase 13A at Berewood, West of Waterlooville.

The revisions include a decrease from 83 to 73 residential dwellings and a larger open space.  There are also changes to some of the house-types and the layouts.

The plans can be viewed at:

Using reference: 17/01772/REM

The closing date for comments is 6th February 2018