A DEVELOPER has purchased land in Bramley to build up to 140 new homes.

The land at Stocks Farm, previously owned by Wates Developments, was purchased by Redrow Developments in January, with the developer submitting a reserved matters planning application to build 140 homes.

In March 2023, planning permission was granted for the site in outline, for up to 140 new residential dwellings. The permission also included a new community building, together with sports and leisure facilities including large quantities of public open space.

According to a spokesperson for Redrow Developments, the homes will be built "in response to local demand".

The application states: "Our proposals seek to reflect a blend of ingredients necessary for high quality living, compatible with the distinctive qualities of Bramley. The proposals aim to retain and enhance existing assets whilst also creating new ones through the use of high quality multifunctional green spaces, incorporating sustainable drainage systems, delivering a net gain in biodiversity."

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The planning application also includes 14 hectares of public green space including a play area, kickabout space, allotments, a bowling green, and a new community hub building which could be used for a shop, café and/or co-working space.

Bramley Parish Council has objected to the application due to a number of reasons including concerns from members that the skate park "is likely to become a magnet for anti-social behaviour" and that "consideration should be given to protection of the open green spaces".

Eight comments have been submitted to the application with one neighbour objecting due to the plans presenting a flood risk to their property, and another concerned that Bramley does "not have the infrastructure to support more housing".

More details of the application can be found on the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's planning website at reference number 23/02868/RES