Our guide to developing in Fareham
Fareham Borough Council, does what is says on the tin – it’s a Borough centred around the south Hampshire town of Fareham which lies between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth.
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Key points about developing in Fareham
Development Plan: Fareham has a Core Strategy adopted in August 2011. A Development Sites & Policies Plan DPD is in the pipeline with adoption anticipated in December 2013.
Pre-application advice: Fareham charges for this service (no charge for householder proposals) with fees in three tiers (£158 – £422 inc VAT) dependent upon the scale of the proposal . Call us for advice on whether this service is worthwhile in your case.
Affordable Housing: Required on all schemes of net gain of 5 or more dwellings; for 5-9 units either 30% on-site or financial contribution of equivalent value, for 10-14 units 30% on-site, for 15 or more 40% on-site.
Community Infrastructure Levy: Residential: £105 per sqm; Care homes: £60 per sqm; Hotels: £35 per sqm; Retail (except town centre comparison shops) £120 per sqm; Everything else: nil
Special policy restrictions:
On all residential development Fareham require Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 – and from 2016 level 6!
A big old urban extension (“new community” they call it) is proposed north of Fareham (taking the urban edge across the M27) some 6,500 – 7,500 homes.