'Vision for Liphook' brochure sees plans for 600 new homes

Plans released by housing group Redrow outline the potential site ()

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PLANS for 600 new homes on South Downs National Park land next to Liphook have been outlined to the village’s residents in a 48-page brochure entitled ‘A Vision for Liphook’.

The Harrow Estates and Redrow Homes document has been delivered to households across Liphook.

The developers want to build the £112 million estate for 1,300 people on land south of Longmoor Road, next to Liphook railway station and Bohunt School and west of the high street.

They said: “Our vision for land south of Longmoor Road is informed by appreciating the landscape and biodiversity character of the site, understanding its relationship to the South Downs National Park and Liphook.

“The scale and location of the site allows for the development to bring significant new infrastructure and community facilities forward.”

The homes would include affordable housing, live-work and self-build properties.

Proposed community benefits include a western link road, a medical centre, new playing fields that can be shared with Liphook United FC, playgrounds by Bohunt and Liphook Infant and Junior schools, a new station car park, allotments and ‘biodiversity enhancements’.

The ‘Vision’ statement has prompted a vibrant debate on social media this week.

Reacting on Facebook, one Liphook resident wrote: “This application was rejected back in 2014 as no building was approved on the national park land. The whole development is on green land, proposing to further erode any rural feel to the village left with developments everywhere.”

The ‘A Vision for Liphook’ document can be viewed at planning.redrow.co.uk/media/1175/liphook_vision.pdf

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