Pitt Manor is a site just off the Romsey Road in the city centre of Winchester where permission has been granted to built 200 new houses as well as a new Park and Ride site.
It was granted outline planning permission in 2012 after an appeal to the Planning Inspector having been twice turned down by local councillors at Winchester City Council.
Winchester MP Steve Brine and local Conservatives campaigned against the development on behalf of residents, not just in the immediate area but across Steve's vast constituency.
Steve has worked with colleagues – led by Cllr Jamie Scott and the wider Conservative team working in Stanmore – to get every last drop of benefit out of the Pitt Manor development. He says; "We have worked tirelessly together for the past four years to see residents are represented on issues surrounding these new homes, especially the re-design of the junction with Romsey Road/Stanmore Lane. 'Top junction' as it's known in Stanmore is key to that, especially getting two lanes out of Stanmore Lane to reduce congestion across the area.
"Constituents will be very aware we did not want this development to happen, and while it is small compared to Barton Farm, it's going to have a major impact on this main route into the city and it's important all local representatives – including me - work together to now make it work."
In July 2013 Steve chaired a crunch cross party meeting with city and county councillors, senior council officers from both authorities, representatives from planning consultants Turley Associates, Orchard Homes as well as St Peter's School.
The Reserved Matters planning application went into Winchester City Council in October 2013 with a consultation deadline of 27th November 2013. The application has an overall 16 week determination deadline of 17th February 2014. It is for the assessment of layout, appearance, scale and landscaping of 200 houses with play facilities and a 200 space park and ride. The access and principle are already set in the outline planning permission.
Pictured above; an artists impression of the development and (from left) Cllr Jamie Scott, Steve Brine, local resident Amanda Chard and Cllr Derek Green.
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See Pitt Manor featured in Winter 2013 Winchester Post (opens as a PDF)
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