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Planning News

Penny Mile Development

So far as we are aware a social housing provider has not yet bought the flats to the rear of the development. Once we hear who this is we will post the details so that anyone interested can contact them direct.

In the meantime answers to general questions on shared ownership and information on how to apply can be found on the Hampshire Home Choice website

East Meon Parish Council


Penny Mile Development 

We yesterday heard from the developer that they have not been able to find an affordable housing provider willing to purchase and rent out the affordable housing provision on the Penny Mile site. 

Despite approaching a number of providers, according to the developer, the reasons for them not wanting to take these on as rentals include the small number of units on the site, location and current pipelines of work.  I

t has now been agreed with South Downs National Park, as a way forward, that the 4 x 2 bedroom apartments will be purchased, sold and managed by an affordable housing provider as shared ownership homes and the  2 x 3 bedroom semi-detached houses will be sold at a 30% discount, to those with a qualifying connection to East Meon, this percentage discount being protected in perpetuity.

East Meon Parish Council 

Land at Westbury

At the request of our District Councillor we attach an update about the unlicenced constructions behind Westbury House.

As many of you are aware land behind Westbury House is being sub-divided, sold off in individual plots and being advertised as amenity land with potential development opportunities. Some plots have already been built on.

Having visited the site EHDC  has come to the conclusion  that injunctive action would be the best route forward to protect this SDNP land from further development following additional plot sales. Accordingly EHDC  Enforcement Department is applying to The High Court to apply for an injunction to restrict development under s 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.



To be held on Tuesday 3 January 2023 at 1700

In the East Meon Village Hall

To consider the following Planning Application Number:

Planning Application SDNP/22/05268/FUL

Hazledene Barn, The Dene, Winchester Road, West Meon

GU32 1JT

Details can be found on the website:


To be held on Friday 26th August 2022 at 1800 at the Village Hall, East Meon

To consider the Planning Application Number: SDNP/22/03684/CND Riplington Farm, West Meon Road, East Meon

Variation of condition 1 of SDNP/14/03685/FUL to allow substitution of approved plans

Details can be found on the website


Parish Council response to Government White Paper:  Planning for the Future.  Earlier this year, the Government issued for consultation a White Paper called Planning for the Future.  It contains proposals which would bring significant changes to the way in which planning for new homes (and other developments) is carried out in England.  It proposes that Local Plans should identify three types of land – Growth areas suitable for substantial development; Renewal areas suitable for development; and areas that are Protected.  It also suggests changes to how local communities are involved in the planning process, seemingly reducing community involvement and engagement and is unclear on the future role of Neighbourhood Plans.  Responses from many types of organisation, including Parish Councils, were encouraged.  Below you will see East Meon Parish Council's response.