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So Surely the Development West of Waterlooville Goes Against Government Policy?. Yes it does, but there are reasons for this for the increased housing requirements in our area: Information from the Census and patterns of migration/in-migration used to estimate future population

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So Surely the Development West of Waterlooville Goes Against Government Policy?

Yes it does, but there are reasons for this for the increased housing requirements in our area:

  • Information from the Census and patterns of migration/in-migration used to estimate future population

  • No. of households estimated (how people are likely to divide into houses)

  • Average household size is falling. Single person households on the increase

  • Social change (increase in divorce rate, people living longer, young people leaving home earlier) means we occupy more housing between us than we used to

  • Social change rather than population growth is primarily fuelling the need for more housing development


Development Requirements West of Waterlooville MDA (Major Development Area)

  • 2000 new homes before 2011

  • Reserve site for additional 1000 homes

  • 30ha of employment land

  • Provision for new schools, health care, open space, local shopping and other community facilities

  • Physical infrastructure: roads, sewerage, water supply, drainage

Illustrative Masterplan of the new West of Waterlooville development, used with permission of Winchester City Council.


Why was development at Waterlooville proposed?

  • 94, 290 new homes needed in Hampshire 1996 – 2011 to meet SE England’s housing needs

  • The Waterlooville MDA forms part of the Hampshire County Structure Plan’s housing strategy 2001 -2011

  • The housing strategy makes best use of existing ‘Brownfield’ or ‘previously developed’ land in urban areas before allocating Greenfield development.

  • BUT some Greenfield development is needed: four MDAs are proposed at Waterlooville, Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Andover


Why Build MDAs rather than Smaller Developments?

  • Concentrate development adjacent to existing larger settlements rather than dispersing it

  • Disadvantages: What do you think?

  • Advantages:

    • minimises loss/damage to wider countryside

    • reduces need to travel/supports public transport

    • supports new/existing community facilities and services

    • contributes to regeneration of existing urban areas

    • economies of scale: infrastructure investment


Advantages of Waterlooville

  • Free from major constraint e.g. No major environmental constraint/spare transport and service infrastructure capacity

  • South East Hampshire in need of regeneration – new jobs and investment

  • Adjacent to Waterlooville Town Centre – completes fourth quadrant of the town

  • Close proximity to existing facilities and services in Waterlooville reducing need to travel

  • Adjacent to A3 public transport priority corridor to Portsmouth


What do You Think?

  • Do you think that the Waterlooville MDA is a good thing?

  • Do you think that perhaps they could have redeveloped other areas first?

  • Where would you have built more housing?

  • Would you have done a number of small developments rather than one big one?

  • THE KEY QUESTION- WOULD YOU HAVE FAVOURED BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT?

  • We have to be careful to manage the Rural-Urban Fringe effectively!


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