Plan put forward to build 60 new homes in Winchfield

Basingstoke Gazette: Oak Farm Nursery could become a new housing estate Oak Farm Nursery could become a new housing estate

A PLAN has been put forward to build around 60 new homes on a plant nursery site in Winchfield.

Barratt Homes wants to build the new homes at Oak Farm Nursery, in Station Road, and has been in touch with Hart District Council.

Roger Rippon, the agent acting for Barratt Homes, has applied for outline pre-application advice from the district council, which is often a pre-cursor for a full application.

As reported in The Gazette, developers value Winchfield as a site for new housing due to its rural location, its railway station and its proximity to the M3.

The site is currently used to grow specimen plants for sale to trade customers like landscape contractors, as well as a rental business for golf carts and cross-terrain vehicles.

In the application, Mr Rippon wrote: “If planning permission for residential redevelopment is granted, the owner has agreed with Barratt Homes to cease all his current operations on this part of Oak Farm Nursery at an early date.

“Barratt Homes would then demolish all the existing buildings with a view to implementing a residential planning permission without delay.”

He added that the remainder of the nursery land would “probably continue to be used by the present owner for field-grown plants on a much-reduced scale.”

A new access road would also be built in Station Road.

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8:11pm Thu 29 May 14

Max Headroom says...

And here come the NIMBYs in 3... 2... 1...
And here come the NIMBYs in 3... 2... 1... Max Headroom
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9:57am Fri 30 May 14

Hantssue says...

As opposed to those who automatically shriek 'Nimby', because they have nothing worth protecting in their own backyard and bitterly resent those who do?
As opposed to those who automatically shriek 'Nimby', because they have nothing worth protecting in their own backyard and bitterly resent those who do? Hantssue
  • Score: 0

11:19am Sat 31 May 14

jonone says...

Hantssue wrote:
As opposed to those who automatically shriek 'Nimby', because they have nothing worth protecting in their own backyard and bitterly resent those who do?
Which is kind of the point. Those who do oppose such development claim "pressures on local services" but are invariably only concerned about their own property values and location.
[quote][p][bold]Hantssue[/bold] wrote: As opposed to those who automatically shriek 'Nimby', because they have nothing worth protecting in their own backyard and bitterly resent those who do?[/p][/quote]Which is kind of the point. Those who do oppose such development claim "pressures on local services" but are invariably only concerned about their own property values and location. jonone
  • Score: 2

2:18pm Sat 31 May 14

Sensory says...

Hantssue wrote:
As opposed to those who automatically shriek 'Nimby', because they have nothing worth protecting in their own backyard and bitterly resent those who do?
Well Sue, you have also proved the point that NIMBYs are rather selfish and really quite nasty too.

Perhaps all we have to protect is our children's futures, which rampant NIMBYism is steadily destroying, and we want something done to improve the situation.

I guess you voted for this chap too...
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[quote][p][bold]Hantssue[/bold] wrote: As opposed to those who automatically shriek 'Nimby', because they have nothing worth protecting in their own backyard and bitterly resent those who do?[/p][/quote]Well Sue, you have also proved the point that NIMBYs are rather selfish and really quite nasty too. Perhaps all we have to protect is our children's futures, which rampant NIMBYism is steadily destroying, and we want something done to improve the situation. I guess you voted for this chap too... http://www.basingsto kegazette.co.uk/news /11243653.Independen t_candidate__euphori c__after_victory_in_ Hook/ Sensory
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10:28am Thu 5 Jun 14

JJ38JJ says...

Perhaps the 'M' in NIMBY implies selfishness. In which case I'm a NIABY. Leisure and agricultural land should be protected as much as possible and I don't care who's backyard it's in. Once lost it is lost forever with dire consequences for future generations.
Perhaps the 'M' in NIMBY implies selfishness. In which case I'm a NIABY. Leisure and agricultural land should be protected as much as possible and I don't care who's backyard it's in. Once lost it is lost forever with dire consequences for future generations. JJ38JJ
  • Score: 1

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