Council boosts focus on housing demand

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 27 May 2015

Whitehill and Bordon Project masterplan

Mounting pressure for new housing has prompted a district council to boost its planning team. 

Housing need in the area is reflected in the growing number of major development proposals being submitted, said planning policy team manager Victoria Potts.

She told Planning: "We have the Whitehill and Bordon Project (pictured), a major regeneration scheme that will deliver 3,350 new houses, 5,500 jobs, a new town centre, secondary school and relief road.

"We are an expanding department and are focusing on three parts of a new local plan: the adopted joint core strategy; site allocations for housing and employment; and development management policies for small applications."

The council is looking to recruit a planning policy professional to represent the authority at the examination on housing and employment allocations and other duties.

"This is an exciting time to be working in planning in East Hampshire and offers the opportunity to become involved in planning for sustainable communities."

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