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Welborne Garden Village gets green light from Planning Committee

FAREHAM Borough Council’s Planning Committee has approved the outline proposals for the development of Welborne Garden Village now that the funding is in place for improvements to Junction 10 of the M27.

The £1 billion, 6,000-home project hinged on changing the junction to an ‘all moves’ intersection at a cost of £81 million – as reported in The Globe:

Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: “July has been a momentous month for Welborne Garden Village and has been many years in the making.

“Homes England confirmed funding of £42M for the junction works earlier this week and, on July 13, Hampshire County Council confirmed it would lead the delivery of the M27 Junction 10 Improvement Scheme, subject to funding agreements being in place.

“Welborne Garden Village is critical to providing much-needed housing in Fareham in the coming decades and I am delighted that we are now within touching distance of getting this under way.”

Next comes the signing of a Planning Agreement which sets out the legal framework for delivery of key elements of Welborne Garden Village – such as affordable housing, schools, community facilities, roads and provision of healthcare.

The officers’ report to Fareham Borough Council’s Planning Committee can be accessed at: and the council has a webpage dedicated to the development at:

Image (above): impression of how Welborne Village Centre will look in years to come. Reproduced with permission of Fareham Borough Council