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Planning application submitted for 125 new homes in Warsash

Following pre-application consultation with local community, stakeholders, and Council officers, we have now submitted a joint application with McCarthy Stone for the redevelopment of land at Warsash Maritime Academy, Warsash.

Our plans seek permission to sensitively redevelop the site with 125 high-quality homes including 44 retirement living apartments for the over 60s.

The Academy is owned and run by Solent University, Southampton (SUS), and is made up of upper and lower campuses. We have been working in partnership with the SUS, to bring forward residential proposals for the upper campus, therefore enabling the SUS to improve their retained lower campus, which will continue in operation.

The site has been identified as suitable location for residential development in the emerging Fareham Borough Local Plan 2036 (Policy HA7) and the submitted plans will see the site redeveloped in accordance with the relevant Local Plan policies.

The plans would see the retention and careful conversion of the existing listed Shackleton and Moyana buildings to deliver some of the new homes on the site, as well as a ‘campus-style’ design to the new build houses and apartments to complement the existing character of the site.

Alongside the delivery of new homes, the proposals would also see the retention and enhancement of the existing open space to the west, as well as extensive landscaping to ensure a Biodiversity Net Gain is achieved. The retention of this open space will enable us to continue to provide a transition between the existing built-up area and the designated wildlife areas in perpetuity.

Ahead of submitting a planning application, we offered individual meetings to local stakeholders and held a virtual consultation to showcase our vision for the site to the wider community.

“We would like to thank all those who took part in our public consultation exercise, we have found your comments invaluable and will continue to review them post-submission.

If approved, our plans would deliver the sensitive regeneration of a brownfield site, that has been identified as suitable for redevelopment as part of the emerging Local Plan, including the careful refurbishment and reuse of the listed buildings to deliver new homes for local people.”

– Adam O'Brien, Managing Director