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Fawley power station site: New homes plan approved

A £1bn plan to build a 1,380-home community on the site of Fawley Power Station has been given the go-ahead.

It will also encompass a canal, as well as a 2,100-space car park and open areas for the public. Councillors voted in favour of granting outline planning permission by 15 to one, with two abstentions.

An amendment was also passed that proposed cycle routes must be completed before any of the homes are occupied.

The oil-fired power station, between the New Forest and Southampton Water, was decommissioned in 2013 after operating for more than 40 years.

Demolition of the existing building, which includes its landmark 650ft (198m) chimney, has begun and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2021.

A separate proposal to build 120 homes, a primary school and flood defences on land surrounding the site will be considered by the National Park Authority.

Posted 28/07/2020 15:59

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