Planning consent for 11 homes in Pamber End

3rd September, 2019

Pro Vision has recently achieved planning consent for 11 new homes in a north Hampshire hamlet on behalf of a repeat private client.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council approved the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the one-hectare scheme in Pamber End, near Tadley. Outline planning consent had previously been granted

The development, on part of an agricultural field between Elmdene and Fairholme, Aldermarston Road, comprises detached and semi-detached houses of which four will be affordable in line with council policy.

All the properties, which are a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, have generous gardens. The design includes a public open space, parking and cycle storage. Additionally, wildlife protection and habitat enhancement plans include planting new (native) trees and reinforcing hedgerows.

Pro Vision planning consultants, architects and ecologists worked closely with the borough council to achieve the best outcome for the semi-rural site.

Pro Vision planning director Katherine Miles said the site was close to local amenities and served by a regular bus service. She said: “This proposal presented an opportunity to infill a gap between existing development and make better use of the land to meet an identified need for housing.

“One of the main challenges was to integrate an area of open space which could be both useable and attractive. Our concept was to place the houses around an area which could appear as a village green and we’re pleased the council agreed this is a sensitive design in keeping with the area.”

Planning officers recommended the scheme for approval. A report to the council’s development control committee said the dwellings would “enhance and maintain the vitality of the community of Pamber End” and “provide high quality amenities for future residents.”