Developer purchases Southbourne land earmarked for 34 new homes

A site in Southbourne earmarked for 34 new homes has been purchased by a developer.,

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 10:22 am
Potential layout of 34 homes east of Breach Avenue Southbourne

Radian Group has announced it has acquired the land east of Breach Avenue in Southbourne, on the outskirts of Emsworth.

The group has already secured permission to deliver 34 new homes at the site.

Chichester District Council initially refused planning permission for the development back in 2017, but a Government-appointed planning inspector overturned the decision at appeal.

The council launched a High Court challenge and subsequently took the case to the Court of Appeal – but both legal challenges were dismissed.

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Radian Group will now be working on a reserved matters application in the coming months, a spokesman for the company confirmed.

The spokesman said the development would include affordable and shared ownership homes.

Steve Taylor, head of Land and Planning at Radian Group, said: “We are pleased to have acquired this site, as it is an important part of our strategy to secure land-led schemes.

“Opportunities like this will better enable us to control the delivery and quality of the homes we build, which will ultimately benefit our customers.”

The development will be constructed and delivered by Radian’s in-house construction offering, with an approximate start date of autumn 2020.