Our work at Horndean established a vision for the delivery of a high quality mixed-use development set within a rich and varied landscape setting that will form a vibrant extension to the existing village. The masterplan offers a comprehensive solution that is able to meet the housing, employment and community needs of Horndean to 2028 and beyond.
The masterplan provided for: up to 700 new homes, delivering on Horndean’s share of overall housing requirement in the recently adopted Local Plan; a range of community facilities, including a community building, primary school, sport pitches, play facilities and allotments; and 1.7ha of Horndean’s 2ha requirement for employment land as per the adopted Local Plan.
We took a notably proactive and collaborative approach to community engagement, working with the District Council, Parish Councils and other community stakeholders to develop a comprehensive and sustainable development proposal for the site. This collaborative approach was well received and it has been a pivotal factor in achieving an allocation for the site.
The age of Localism may be seen by some in the development industry as a move to strengthen Nimbyism and frustrate economic growth. However, the allocation of ‘Land East of Horndean’ demonstrates that commercially viable development can be delivered on Greenfield sites through proactive community engagement and WYG has an excellent track record in this respect. We are always looking to develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders and other decision-makers in order that we are best placed to deliver positive results for our clients.