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164 new homes to hit coastal town of New Milton

Pennyfarthing Homes has been granted planning permission from New Forest District Council to create over 100 new properties on the edge of New Milton, Hampshire.

The plans are comprised of 164 new homes and will be made up of a mix of high-quality residential units including houses, apartments and bungalows, 50% of which will be earmarked as affordable.

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Although the plans are still in the early stages, Ben Arnold, land and planning director for PennyFarthing Homes, has described the new project as just what the area needs.

‘This is an exciting scheme designed to complement the natural beauty of its surroundings and provide much-needed high-quality new affordable housing for local home-movers,’ Arnold said. ‘We have long believed in the potential of this site to address housing needs in the New Milton and New Forest District area, and through engagement with the New Forest District Council and a wide range of local stakeholders we are proud to have now gained full approval.’

Arnold added: ‘Bringing 50% affordable homes to this sought-after coastal town will benefit key workers and local residents who may not normally be able to afford to live in this area.’

The entire development is said to extend to 10 hectares with almost half allocated to green spaces (4.7 hectares), including alternative recreational greenspace, public open space and play areas. The scheme has been designed in a ‘village layout’, featuring attractive meandering roads that enhance the local area.

The idea of creating new play areas is one various developers across the country is currently faced with as previous research highlighted the majority of children don’t live in an area with one nearby.

Homes at Danes Park will be responsible for delivering the new builds. There will be a range of one and two-bedroom apartments, two and three-bedroom bungalows and two, three and four-bedroom homes. They will be provided through the recently introduced First Homes scheme, along with Shared Ownership, and social and affordable rental properties. Construction is set to begin later this year with the first homes expected to be available toward the end of 2025.

Image: Luke Besley

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Emily Whitehouse
Writer and journalist for Newstart Magazine, Social Care Today and Air Quality News.

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