GL Hearn has secured reserved matters approval with unanimous support from Gosport Borough Council’s Regulatory Board on behalf of Wates Residential.
The consent for a family-focused residential development on the Daedalus site in Lee-On-The-Solent, Gosport will see the construction of 200 new homes, including 40 per cent affordable housing. An innovative scheme was required to correspond to this historic site. The proposal will integrate the historic former military buildings into the proposed development, reintroduce a legible street pattern and enhance the conservation area and improve the setting of nearby Listed Buildings. The design of this scheme complements a wider Masterplan for the area which will see the area transformed into a thriving new employment cluster, comprising aviation, marine and innovation and technology industries.
GL Hearn has been advising Wates Residential on planning and housing needs matters after they were selected by Homes England to deliver the new homes through a Direct Commissioning Initiative, to fast-track the building of homes on publicly owned land and diversify housing delivery. Wates Residential will build the 200 homes at double the pace of the industry standard commencing later this year which will include the creation of apprenticeships for local people.
A spokesperson for Wates said: “The GL Hearn planning team worked tirelessly to achieve the planning approvals needed to support our accelerated programme of delivery. We have appointed GL Hearn to phase 2 of our Daedalus development and we look forward to working with them again.”
Commenting on the development Alastair Crowdy, Managing Director of GL Hearn said: “This scheme is a great example of partnership working to deliver a specific local need for housing, whilst providing regeneration benefits for the site and wider area. We have a very strong Housing team that works closely with its clients to formulate a clear strategy for securing consent, creating greater certainty throughout the process whilst focusing on achieving the optimum outcome at pace.”
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