Fareham Borough Council - Core Strategy for the Airfield

Major areas for future development include Daedalus, as a working airfield with an Aerospace and Marine business park providing high quality productive jobs. A Draft core strategy for the airfield (click here)

Fareham Borough Councils draft Core Strategy is the critical framework for future planned uses of Daedalus. It is nearing formal adoption and is now being consulted on. A 5 page PDF of the (draft) core strategy for the airfield is here

Reflecting the wishes of local people, and the voices of local councillors (visibly to LFA Stubbington Cllr Tim Knight and Lee Cllr John Beavis) It does not provide for housing on the (major) part of Daedalus which is within Fareham borough, and this is likely why SEEDA have finally removed housing from their plans for Daedalus West.

This is the Council's draft planning control strategy for the next 15 - 20 years, and identifies where new housing and businesses will be built in the Borough in the future, as well as highlighting those areas which will be protected from future development.

Major areas for future development include Daedalus, as a working airfield with an Aerospace and Marine business park providing high quality productive jobs, the Coldeast site as residential and parkland with much-needed community facilities including land for a swimming pool, cemetery, allotments, community building and sports pitches, and the ongoing growth of Fareham Town Centre. It also includes the possible development of a new community to the North of the M27.

It is the community north of the M27 that has the lions share of the media coverage, but as highlighted above in bold the draft Core Strategy is very clear about what planning applications for Daedalus Airfield would, and would not, be expected to encompass.

This draft Core Strategy is a very significant and important protection and enabler for Daedalus to remain, and develop, as a working airfield contributing to local economic and social life.

The opportunity for you as a supporter of the airfield to provide your feedback on the Core Strategy Consultation ends 31st January 2011.

You can view the draft Core Strategy and provide your feedback here http://www.fareham.gov.uk/council/departments/planning/ldf/cssreport.asp