Next Steps

Thank you for your comments. We will take these into consideration in progressing the Newlands Business Park scheme.

 

We feel it is important to inform the public about the general development process and timeline moving forward. This is outlined below.

 

Public Consultation

November – December 2020

 

Before we submit planning applications for the North and South Plots, we will engage with the public as follows:

 

  • Local newspaper advertisements – These will outline the consultation process and timetable and include a link to the Newlands Business Park consultation website.

  • Leaflets – Leaflets will be circulated to local residents in Wellington Park containing a brief description of the proposed development, a link to the consultation website and a pre-paid comments slip.

  • Public Forum (at Waterlooville or online) – Members of the Parish Council and public will have a chance to discuss the proposals with our development team either face-to-face (subject to government guidance) or via an online platform.

 

This consultation will allow our development team to engage with local residents and the community to receive feedback on the proposed Newlands Business Park scheme. The public forum will allow us to address queries and comments in depth and help to address any concerns.

 

Planning Process

Application submissions: Spring 2021

Determination: Autumn 2021

 

After the public consultation has concluded, the development team will use their expertise and experience to incorporate feedback received and information gathered from technical investigations and surveys to inform the detailed design of the North and South Plot schemes. Separate planning applications will be prepared and submitted for each plot. The development team is considering whether to submit applications for “full” or "outline” planning permission. A full application requires all relevant details to be finalised and submitted upfront, whereas an outline application is focussed on the principles for the type of development proposed (such as the size, height and location of buildings), with technical details submitted at a later date, prior to construction.

 

You will be able to submit comments on the planning applications directly to Winchester City Council once the applications have been validated and are live. The comments section of the Newlands Business Park consultation website will be activated so you can make further representations, should you wish.

 

Any grant of planning permission will include details of Planning Obligations that Dicentra Developments must adhere to, via a S106 Legal Agreement. These are necessary to offset any infrastructure impacts of the development of Newlands Business Park. These Planning Obligations might include highway improvements or the requirement to use and train a local workforce.

 

Post Planning

End 2021 / Early 2022

Following any grant of planning permission, Dicentra Developments will have to complete the purchase of the site from Taylor Wimpey, the landowner.

 

The local planning authority will require further details on the designs, construction process and operations or phasing of the development of Newlands Business Park before construction work can proceed. This will be dealt via planning conditions and/or a Reserved Matters application. Residents and the local community will have an opportunity to make representations on these matters.

 

Construction and Delivery

Spring/Summer 2022 onwards

 

Once the land purchase has been completed and planning conditions have been discharged construction of Newlands Business Park can commence. This is likely to be phased to meet market demand and may take between 18 to 24 months, subject to restrictions from Covid-19.

 

We understand there will be some noise, dust and traffic impacts associated with the construction but please understand these are short-term impacts which Dicentra Developments will mitigate via a Construction Management Plan. Newlands Parish Council, residents and the local community will have an opportunity to comment on the Construction Management Plan and provide ideas and suggestions on how the public can influence the construction process. This could include offering contracts, trade jobs, apprenticeship schemes, training/education and work experience to local businesses and people. There could also be opportunities for art to be displayed on hoardings for the development sites.

Newlands Business Park Construction Charter

Dicentra Developments is committed to engaging with the local community through the construction process and responding positively to local ideas. The company has drafted a Charter outlining key objectives during construction which will help it meet community aspirations and priorities.

 

The Newlands Business Park Construction Charter is available by following the link below, we welcome your comments and feedback on it.

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