A DEVELOPER is inviting residents to have their say on the latest plans for land to the east of Sun Lane, Alresford.

Earlier this year, Taylor Wimpey acquired the site with outline planning permission for up to 320 new homes, 3.4 hectares of employment land and 16.8 hectares of public open space.

As outline planning permission has already been granted, Taylor Wimpey is now preparing detailed plans for the city council. Known as a ‘reserved matters’ application, these plans seek to agree the layout, scale and appearance of the development along with landscaping.

The latest application closely aligns with the approved masterplan and comprises 302 new homes, 40 per cent of which will be affordable. The 16.8 hectares, by far the largest proportion of the site, will be public open space including allotments, meadowland, a network of recreational footpaths and the potential for a woodland burial ground.

A new employment zone is planned in the south, directly accessed off the A31 by a new roundabout.

Taylor Wimpey is seeking the public’s views prior to finalising its plans. It has set up a website (www.alresfordmeadows.co.uk) where people can leave feedback. A freephone telephone number (0800 689 5209) has also been created and people can email info@alresfordmeadows.co.uk

It is asking for feedback on its proposals by the June 2.

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties said: “We understand that this site has been the subject of discussion and debate for a significant number of years. We hope these plans provide some further clarity on what will be built, and when. There are significant community benefits associated with the scheme, such as 121 affordable homes and a large area of publicly accessible meadowland for the community to enjoy. The commercial land will also provide new employment opportunities and jobs. We encourage people to take a look at the plans and get in touch if they have any questions.”

Subject to approval of the reserved matters application, it is anticipated that construction of the new roundabout off the A31 and landscaping within the public open space could start next summer, with work starting on the first homes in summer 2023.