Care Village Scheme Permitted For North Hill Sawmill Yard, Baddesley Road, Ampfield

Sector: Retirement Living & Care Homes

Group News

Location: Ampfield

A resolution to grant outline planning permission to Perbury Developments Ltd was given by Members of the Southern Area Planning Committee of Test Valley Borough Council on 15th May 2018.

The scheme will involve the demolition and removal of all existing buildings and plant/vehicles from the site, and the provision of ‘extra care living’ apartments, with a core community building, set in a parkland setting with the retention and strengthening of landscaped boundaries to Flexford Nature Reserve, Trodds Copse and the Monks Brook.

Residents of the Care Village will be restricted to the elderly (65 years and over) and in need of some assistance with ‘day to day’ living, but will also deliver a membership facility for access to a Day Club for elderly persons living within the local community.

Perbury Developments Ltd will now work with their advisers to complete the necessary S106 Legal Agreement, and to start work on discharging planning conditions and preparing the detailed design proposals to accompany the Reserved Matters application.

The scheme will deliver local economic and community benefits including:

  • a net increase in over 40 jobs generated from the site;
  • a contribution towards new street lighting in Baddesley Road, to improve pedestrian safety along a stretch of unlit pavement.

Jim Tarzey , Executive Director of Planning at Pegasus Group’s London office, speaking to the Committee commented that:

“This is a great opportunity to secure the long term future of an underused and unsightly ‘brownfield’ site on the edge of Chandlers Ford, within the Parish of Ampfield”.

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