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Whitehill Bordon must have new jobs, better facilities and improved infrastructure
On May 12, 2009
A new policy document has revealed that Whitehill Bordon has to have new jobs, better facilities and improved infrastructure when the town is developed.
The South East Plan, which governs how and where development will take place, states that the town will not just be about building new houses.
East Hampshire District Council has welcomed the plan as it reinforces its Green Town Vision – that the town needs better facilities while protecting and enhancing the environment.
The Government’s plan proposes that 5,500 homes will be built although the final figure will be determined locally following the outcome of studies to assess the impact of development on the area’s biodiversity and environment.
The document states that various studies must be conducted to make absolutely sure that the land will not be adversely affected by building this number of homes.
A water cycle study and a Habitats Regulation Assessment are some of these studies and East Hampshire District Council is conducting these at the moment.
The policy also states that there should be a mix of housing types and tenures to provide a balanced and sustainable community.
The policy goes on to say that there should be new ‘green infrastructure’ to support local biodiversity and promote recreational opportunities.
There should also be improved town centre facilities and services and improved access to these facilities.
Will Godfrey, East Hampshire District Council’s chief executive, said: “It is fantastic that the South East Plan states that new jobs and facilities must be created in the town and that the environment must be protected.
“This is what East Hampshire District Council has been pushing for and I hope that this news reassures residents that the town will become a much better place to live.”