Roeshott Hill Development – Christchurch

As you may be aware, there are plans for large scale development in the Roeshott Hill Area of Christchurch.  Whilst development in an area is required for growth, it can also have an adverse impact upon an area if not managed effectively.  It’s fair to say that other local developments closeby, including the Kentucky Fried Chicken, then more recently Meteor Shopping Centre and the adjacent scheme, have had a serious impact upon local traffic levels around the Sainsbury’s roundabout area in particular.

The application is as follows:

Outline application with details of the means of access only to be considered, for a new and integrated neighbourhood to the north of Christchurch pursuant to Policy CNl of the adopted Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy 2014 to provide for up to 875 dwellings (with up to 35% affordable housing). The access proposals comprise a new vehicular access to Lyndhurst Road, a new eastbound access on slip to
A35 Christchurch Bypass, a new vehicular access (inbound only with emergency access) to Hawthorn Road together with earthworks and ancillary works.

Reserved matters to include : a new bus/community building access only from the existing retail store (Sainsbury) access; a central area of Public Open Space including two floodlit all-weather 5 a side sports pitches; a community building with changing facilities (up to 350m2); 1 no. Local Equipped Area of Play (LEAP), a road bridge over the River Mude including junction proposals to Watery Lane; additional Public Open
Space; ecological mitigation; sustainable drainage system; earthworks including new landscaped bund alongside A35 Christchurch Bypass.

You can find more information, including on how to object if you consider that’s necessary, at the following link CLICK HERE or by searching online for the planning application no. i.e. 8/23/0215/RM