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Village near Winchester agrees location for hundreds of new homes
2:00pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
COLDEN Common has become the first village in the Winchester area to agree the location of hundreds of new homes.
The parish council has backed three places for building 250 houses over the next two decades.
The three sites are on Main Road, near the Black Horse pub, the former Sandyfields nursery and Clayfields Park Homes, both also on Main Road.
The sites were proposed after a public consultation by the Community Engagement Group which got feedback from villagers over the summer.
It will be the village's contribution towards the 12,500 houses that must built across the Winchester district over the next twenty years.
Debbie Harding, a member of CEG, told the parish council meeting: “The thing we wanted to get across, from the start, was to get the marketing out there so everyone can have their say. I feel we have done that. We have come up with a plan that's favoured by the residents.”
Chairman of the Parish Council, Richard Izard, said: “The people have still got up until November 19 to give their comments. We will make sure it goes out to everyone so they can have their say. We considered the sites as part of the process and the site we have put forward is what we think is the best for the village.
“We're the first Parish Council to endorse the local plan.”
An informal drop-in session was held during the previous week (September 27) at the community centre by members of the group. Around 50-100 people attended, said Mr Izard.
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