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Strategic Site 18: Land at Burgate, Fordingbridge

Our Local Plan 2016-2036 Part 1: Planning Strategy has allocated this land, known as Strategic Site 18: Land at Burgate, Fordingbridge for residential-led mixed use development and open space consisting of:

  • at least 400 homes dependent on the form, size and mix of housing provided
  • on-site provision of public open space
  • a community focal point (including ground floor premises suitable for
    community use to the west of Lower Burgate)
  • local shopping and service facilities
  • retention of existing employment and service uses
  • additional employment provision near to the A338 subject to demand

The area for the allocation (with any associated current development parcels) can be seen below. The development parcels are lined in red.


Current development parcels

So far we are have received planning applications for three parcels of land, one of which is now on site:

Parcel 1

Land at BURGATE ACRES, SALISBURY ROAD, BURGATE, FORDINGBRIDGE SP6 1LX

Reference: 20/10228

Status: Decided and works started on site.

Proposal: 

  • erection of 63 dwellings
  • creation of new access
  • parking
  • landscaping
  • open space and associated works (following demolition of existing buildings)

 

Parcel 2

LAND WEST OF BURGATE, SALISBURY STREET, FORDINGBRIDGE SP6 1LX

Reference: 21/11237

Status: Decided

Decision: Granted Subject to Conditions

A hybrid planning application comprising:

Outline planning application (all matters reserved except means of access only in relation to new points of vehicular access into the site) for residential development and change of use of land to Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace, together with a community hub (to comprise a mix of some or all of; local food retail, local non-food retail, community use and business use) and all other necessary on-site infrastructure.

Full planning application for the first phase of development comprising of:

  • 111 dwellings,
  • public open space,
  • alternative natural recreational greenspace,
  • surface water attenuation and all other necessary on site infrastructure

This application was heard by our planning committee on 11 January 2023.  You can view the officer report below

 

Parcel 3

MIDDLE BURGATE HOUSE, SALISBURY ROAD, BURGATE, FORDINGBRIDGE SP6 1LX

Reference: 22/11268

Status: Registered

A hybrid planning application for in total 46 dwellings comprising:

An outline planning planning application for matters of access, layout and scale for approval with appearance and landscaping reserved.

  • Development of land comprising the erection of 41 dwellings,
  • demolition and removal of redundant agricultural structures,
  • works to access,
  • landscaping and
  • provision of public open space/ANRG 

Full application for the conversion of an Existing Building to form 5 flats and a Community Use at Ground Floor Level.

 

Construction of link road

Reference: 23/10518

Status: Granted subject to conditions

Construction of link road from Augustus Avenue to the A338, forming part of the SS18 allocated site, including landscaping, permanent and temporary drainage infrastructure and other associated infrastructure (enabling early delivery of the highways infrastructure of hybrid application reference 21/11237) 

 

Updates

April 2024

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • There have been no problems with mud on the roads reported.
  • There have been no problems with noise reported.
  • The area of ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace) adjoining the houses on its Eastern edge, will be grass seeded once the wet weather eases off.
  • Fencing works in the ANRG continue to be carried out, along with general housekeeping works.
  • The landscapers are continuing with the planting across the site. NFDC officers will be carrying out a site inspection of all the planting next month.

 

March 2024

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The dog agility equipment has been installed.
  • The area of the ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace) adjoining the houses on its Eastern edge, is being landscaped. The pathways and fencing are being constructed. Tree planting is also taking place in that area.
  • The central play area in the ANRG has been turfed and planted up. Offcuts from the tree works have been used to create bug and small creature habitats.
  • The landscapers are continuing with the planting on site. They have been planting the area around Plots 16-19 and the open space there.
  • The Site Monitoring Officer and the NFDC Ecologist recently made a site inspection of the Ecological features attached to the houses and in the ANRG, to ensure compliance.

 

January 2024

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • There is no problem with mud on the roads at the moment. The site is still using the road sweeper to keep the roads clean.
  • The block paving has been installed adjoining Plots 36-38. The rear walls to the plots are being constructed. The garage doors have also been installed.
  • The contractor has ordered in the remaining Ecological features, ready to get them installed as the build permits.
  • The Open Spaces Officer met the contractor on site to make sure the play equipment and dog agility equipment is compliant.
  • The landscapers are continuing with the planting on site.
  • Plots 41, 42 and 49-53 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 45, 46, 58 and 60 are at roofline.
  • Plots 3, 5, 16-19, 36-40, 43, 44, 47, 48, 54-57, 59 and 61-63 are at the internal and external stages.
  • Plots 1, 2, 4, 6-11, 13-15 and 20-35 are occupied.
  • Plot 12 is the Sales house.
  • The Sales Executive on site has advised the following:
    • Plot 12 is the Sales house.
    • Plots 1, 2, 4, 6-11, 13-15 and 20-35 are occupied.
    • Plots 19, 37, 38, 39, 40, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58 are for sale.
    • Plots 36, 42, 47, 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63 are reserved.
    • Plots 16, 17, 18, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48 and 55 have exchanged.
    • The next occupations are due by the end of February.

Construction of link road

  • The haul road is nearly complete.
  • This will be the entrance to the site for the construction workers and deliveries of materials. The contractor has also started construction of the Phase 2 spine road.
  • The contractor has stripped the topsoil and have imported construction material to commence building up the levels as per the agreed details. They are back filling at the moment and haven't commenced the actual construction of the carriageway.

 

December 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The building work is progressing well, with Plots 20-27 having been handed over. The deputy site manager informed me that Plots 20, 23, 24, 26 and 27 are now occupied. 
  • A site meeting involving officers from NFDC and the developer was held recently to inspect the ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace). Actions were agreed to make sure the land would be ready for transfer. 
  • The outstanding ecological features have been chased with the deputy site manager. They're being installed in the short term so that the houses concur with the ecological details prior to occupation. All the houses that are already occupied, or will be soon, have the correct ecological features already installed.
  • The kerbstones are being installed in the Northern section of the site, commencing by Plot 63.
  • The Hampshire Highways team have confirmed that the permissions have been issued for both the Northern pathway joining FORD1 to Burgate Acres and for the path at the top end. They can now progress these works.
  • Plots 51-53 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 41, 42, 49 and 50 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 43-48, 54-58 and 60-62 are at roofline.
  • Plots 1-11, 16-19, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30, 32-40, 59 and 63 are at the internal and external stages.
  • Plots 13-15, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, and 31 are occupied.
  • Plot 12 is the Sales house.
  • Plots 19, 37, 58 and 60 are for sale.
  • Plot 38 has been reserved.
  • Plots 16-18, 21, 22, 25, 32, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 55, 62 and 63 have exchanged.
  • Plots 13-15, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, and 31 are occupied.
  • Plot 12 is the Sales house.

November 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The build is progressing well. The South-Western corner, especially, is really taking shape. Plots 16-19 (flats) are at the internal and external stages. The kerbs are going in for the spur road and the car ports have been built.
  • The landscaping contractor has commenced the planting in the North-Eastern section of the site. The play area equipment has been installed in the ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace) and the contractor is laying the play surface.
  • The post and rail fence has also been installed. The paths have been constructed in this area. They will be inspected to ensure that they concur with the agreed details. 
  • The dog agility equipment has been ordered and is expected at the site in the short term when it will be installed.
  • The integral bat tubes are being installed on the houses in the Northern section of the site alongside the cladding that is due to be fitted soon.
  • Plots 41, 42 and 49-53 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 43-48, 54-58 and 60-62 are at roofline.
  • Plots 1-11, 16-40, 59 and 63 are at the internal and external stages.

October 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The clearance work in the ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace) has been taking place. The contractor is currently constructing the no-dig (raised) footpaths. The planting should take place between October and March.  
  • Plots 41, 42 and 50 have their foundations and service access points in.
  • Plots 49 and 51-53 have their slabs constructed.
  • Plots 43-46 and 56-58 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 16-19, 47, 48, 54, 55 and 59-63 are at roofline.
  • Plots 1-11, 20-40 are at the internal and external stages. 
  • Plots 13-15 are occupied.
  • Plot 12 is the Sales house.
  • Plots 29, 30 and 32-35 are having the car ports constructed 

August 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The roads remain clear of mud along the stretch that is now occupied out to the main road.
  • Plots 41, 42 and 50 have their foundations and service access points in.
  • Plots 49 and 51-53 have their slabs constructed.
  • Plots and 43-48, 54-57, 59 and 60 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 58, 61 and 62 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 1-5, 16-19, and 36,39, 40 and 63 are at roofline.
  • Plots 6-11, 20-35, 37 and 38 are at the internal and external stages. With Plots 32, 37 and 38 ready to be made watertight.
  • Plots 13-15 are occupied.
  • Plot 12 is the Sales house.
     

June 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The wildflower seeding at the entrance to the site (on the bund to the left hand side) is due to be carried out at the end of May . 
  • Plot 12 is going to be the show home.
  • Plots 13-15 are oc
  • The roads are clearer of mud along the stretch that is now occupied out to the main road.
  • There are no problems with noise.
  • Plots 48-53 have their foundations and service access points in.
  • Plots 59 and 60 have their slabs constructed.
  • Plots and 43-47, 54-58 and 61-63 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 36-42 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 1-5, 16-19, 23-26, 31 and 32 are at roofline.
  • Plots 6-11, 20-22, 27-30 and 33-35 are at the internal and external stages.
  • Plot 12 is the Sales house.

 

May 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The wildflower seeding at the entrance to the site (on the bund to the left hand side) is due to be carried out at the end of May . 
  • Plot 12 is going to be the show home.
  • Plots 13-15 are occupied.
  • Plots 6-11, 29, 30 and 33-35 are at the internal and external stages.
  • Plots and 36-40, 58 and 61-63 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 16-19 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 1-5, 20-28, 31 and 32 are at roofline.
  • Plots 43-48, 56, 57, 59 and 60 have their slabs constructed.
  • Plots 41, 42, and 49-55 have their foundations and service access points in.

 

April 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • Some tree planting has taken place along the Eastern boundary adjoining Plots 36-45. This will provide some privacy and a green boundary edge as it matures. No other planting has been carried out in the open space on site.
  • The trees due to be planted in the ANRG are programmed in to be completed by the end of April.
  • The playground equipment has been ordered and would be installed in May.
  • The bund forming the edge of POS 1 has been formed. This will now need to be seeded.
  • Plots 1-5 have just commenced first floor level. Plots 6-15 are at the internal and external stages.
  • Plots 16-19, 32, 34, 35 and 36-38 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 20-27, 28 and 31 are at first floor level.
  • Plots 29, 30 and 33 are at roofline.
  • Plots 39, 40, 56-59, 62 and 63 have their slabs constructed.
  • Plots 41-55 have their foundations in.
  • Plots 12, 16, 18, 31 and 41 have been reserved.
  • Plots 20-27 have exchanged.
  • Plots 13, 14 and 15 are due to complete and be occupied today.

 

March 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • Plots 1-5 have commenced construction. They are at ground floor level. Plots 6-15 are at roofline. They have commenced their interior works.
  • Plots 29, 30, 33-35 are at first floor level. The car parking for this area is currently being constructed. Plots 20- 28, 31 and 32 are at ground floor level. Plots 16-19 have their slabs in.
  • Plots 36-38 are at ground floor level. 39-40 have their slabs in. 47-61 have their foundations, drainage and water service points in. The parking spaces for Plots 52 and 53 have been constructed. The access road to
  • Plots 58-63 is being constructed. Plots 62 and 63 have their slabs in.
  • The tree protection remains in place across the site to protect the open space areas and tree root protection zones.
  • The developer is continuing work on the ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace).

 

January 2023

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The highway entrance to site has been completed.
  • Plots 1-5 have commenced construction. Their footings are in. Plots 6-15 are at roofline.
  • Plots 29, 30, 33-35 are at ground floor level. The car parking for this area is currently being constructed. 
  • Plots 28, 31, 32 have their slabs in. Plots 23-27 are at ground floor level. Plots 16-20 have commenced construction. 
  • Plots 16-19 have their footings in. Plots 20-22 are at ground floor level.
  • Plots 36-42 have their foundations, drainage and water service points in. The roadway into this section of the site has commenced construction.
  • Plots 43-46 have commenced construction. Their foundations are in.
  • Plots 47-50 and 56-63 have their foundations, drainage and water service access points in. The access road to Plots 58-63 is being constructed.
  • Plots 51-55 have commenced construction. They too have their foundations, drainage and water service access points in.
  • The tree protection remains in place across the site to protect the open space areas and tree root protection zones.
  • The developer is continuing work on the ARNG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace).

December 2022

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The roadways adjoining the entrance and the crossing are being constructed. The grass seeding of the nonpaved areas has been carried out.
  • The roads are continuing construction throughout the site, both the spine and spur roads.
  • The tree protection is in place across the site to protect the open space areas and tree root protection zones.
  • The developer has started work on the ARNG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace). They are carrying out the clearance of brambles. The pathways are due to be constructed along with the play areas prior to 1st occupation.  This is expected to be in March.  Both the ARNG and the play areas need to be completed and open prior to this. 
  • Plots 6-15 are having their 1st floor walls constructed.
  • Plots 16-19, 23-28, 31 and 32 are having their slabs constructed.
  • Plots 29, 30 and 33-35 are having their ground floor walls constructed.
  • The construction of the spur roads is being carried out at the Northern end of the site. The road drainage is going in.
  • Plots 56-63 have their foundations and service access points in, both for the water and the drainage.
  • Plots 47-50 have commenced construction. Their foundations are being constructed.
  • Plots 36-42 have their foundations and service access points are in, both the water and the drainage.

 

November 2022

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The main road into the site is being constructed. The kerbs and services are going in  with the tarmac top layer being laid at the end of October.
  • The spine road through the site to the Northern end is being constructed. The kerbs are going in currently. 
  • The POS (Public Open Space) and ANRG (Alternative Natural Recreational Greenspace) areas have been fenced off to protect them.
  • Plots 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 have their foundations in and the water and drainage lines have been installed.
  • Plots 62, 63 have their foundations in.
  • Plots 56-61 are having their foundations constructed. The existing house is being demolished currently.
  • Plots 23-28, 31 and 32 have their foundations constructed and their drainage and water service lines installed.
  • Plots 6-15, 29, 30 and 33-35 have their slabs constructed and are currently having their ground floor walls constructed.

 

September 2022

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • The Northern end of the site has been cleared and is now being used as a materials compound as per the agreed plan.
  • The main spine road into the site has been constructed, for site traffic to use. 
  • The site compound and welfare units are in situ, as is the site parking.
  • The soakaway serving Plots 1-11 has been constructed. The car park serving these plots is also in situ and is being used for storage of the site vehicles.
  • Plots 6-15, 28-31, and 33-35 have commenced construction. Their foundations are in and the bases are being prepped ready to start construction of the slabs.

 

August 2022

Parcel 1, Land at Burgate Acres, planning reference 20/10228

  • Site clearance has taken place across most of the site. The existing dwellings and outbuildings due to be demolished are currently still in situ.
  • The tree protection is in situ. This was checked across the whole of the site against the agreed plan.
  • The Northern end of the site has commenced site clearance with the turf starting to be removed. 
  • The soakaway serving Plots 1-11 is being constructed.
  • Plots 6-14 have commenced construction. The foundations are in and the bases are being prepped ready for the beams to be installed to start creating the slabs.

 

April 2022

Parcel 1

Application 20/10228 was presented to our planning committee with a recommendation to allow a further three month period until the end of June 2022 for the completion of the S106 Agreement and the issuing of the Planning Permission.

The decision given was that the Executive Head of Planning, Regeneration and Economy be given authority until the end of June 2022 to complete the S106 Agreement and for the Planning Permission to be issued.  You can read the planning committee report below:

January 2022

Parcel 1

Application 20/10228 was presented to our planning committee with a recommendation to allow a further one month period until the end of January 2022 for the completion of the S106 Agreement and the issuing of the Planning Permission.

The decision given was that the Executive Head of Planning, Regeneration and Economy be given authority until the end of February 2022 to complete the S106 Agreement and for the Planning Permission to be issued.  You can read the planning committee report below:

 

Currently no on-site development work is ongoing.

You can view or comment on the application on our planning pages using the references listed above

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