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Brockhills Lane

The Neighbourhood Plan reserves land at Brockhills Lane, pending its release from the Green Belt, for residential development.  Development proposals should be made in the form of a comprehensive masterplan and should have full regard to the following principles:-   

a. The residential scheme should comprise at least 130 dwellings of a variety of types of which at least 50% will be affordable housing.   

b. The green infrastructure scheme shall comprise land of an area, location and type that meets the minimum requirements of a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace, together with the provision of a financial contribution to provide any residual off-site works to projects and towards Strategic Access Management and Monitoring; and any other measures that are required to satisfy the Habitat Regulations, the adopted New Forest Mitigation Strategy for European Sites SPD or any future requirements.    

c. The Green infrastructure shall have the provision of a village green at the centre of the site and communal garden land and play space laid out as public open space of a total area, location and type that meets the requirements of the development plan.

d. An effective landscape buffer consisting of native planting to Sway Road to create a landscape buffer to the National Park edge and to Danestream and feeder ditch on the eastern boundary; and an effective landscape buffer consisting of native planting to Sway Road to create a landscape buffer to the National Park edge and to Danestream and feeder ditch on the eastern boundary; and an effective landscape buffer to ancient woodland to the south of the site and the retention of significant mature trees including those with the potential for bat roosts and the protection or enhancement of foraging corridors and means by which existing Public Rights of Way are incorporated into the layout without deviation.

e. The principal highways access is from Brockhills Lane

f.  The infrastructure scheme shall comprise a comprehensive package of on and off-site transport and movement measures to satisfactorily mitigate the effect of the comprehensive scheme on Brockhills Lane and to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport, including improved accessibility to the town centre and the National Park;  and a pedestrian link through the site connecting Brockhills Lane to the Public Rights of Way network into the New Forest National Park north of Sway Road including pedestrian crossing point; and the delivery and maintenance of an effective sustainable drainage system.

For detailed information refer to the Full Neighbourhood Plan

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