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New homes in the heart of Petersfield

New homes in the heart of Petersfield

December 19, 2023

Thirty-four flats are to be built in a prominent town centre location to replace a vacant brownfield site.

Plans put forward by 6a Vision Homes for the demolition of a workshop building in Lavant Street, close to the railway station in Petersfield, were approved by the National Park’s Planning Committee.

The residential and commercial scheme includes a three-storey contemporary-style ‘landmark’ building that will feature a ground-floor café ‘hub’ and flexible office space above.

The scheme will incorporate high levels of sustainability, including a fully electric heating and hot water system that includes solar panels and battery storage, green roofs, re-using the existing building’s fabric to save on embedded carbon. There will be significant reductions in CO2 emissions beyond Building Regulations, utilising PassivHaus principles, and electric vehicle charging points.

Richard Ferguson, Development Management Lead for the west of the National Park, said: “These proposals facilitate the re-development of a vacant brownfield site with a well-designed contemporary landmark scheme opposite the station, in a sustainable location, to deliver new commercial space and smaller housing stock, including affordable housing, in the heart of Petersfield and a gateway location into the National Park.

“The excellent transport links and central location are likely to make these homes very appealing to younger buyers.

“The proposals will also preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area.”