Buckland submitted an outline planning application for Welborne to Fareham Borough Council in March 2017 – the largest application ever received by the Council. The statutory consultation and review process resulted in an updated ‘refresh’ package of documents which included amendments to address consultee responses. The application was approved by the Council’s Planning Committee on October 16th 2019.
Masterplanning and designing an entirely new community within a 1,000- acre area has taken careful consideration and years to create. This has been the case for both the Council, in developing its Welborne Plan and policy framework, and for Buckland in its response with its vision for delivering Welborne as landowner and Master Developer. Buckland’s in-house team and group of specialist consultants have been working together for over a decade to test design layouts, survey and monitor the site, study and learn from other established Garden Cities and new developments, continue established and on-going liaison with local communities, the Council, statutory authorities and other stakeholders.
Given the significance and complexity of the project, the application package included in excess of 50 separate technical documents, a three volume environmental statement and more than 100 design drawings. The entire set of documents can be found on the Fareham Borough Council website.
For ease of reference, selected key documents and plans from the application package have also been provided by the links given here (see panel right). The FAQ page provides further information.