Dunsbury Hill Farm, HavantLast updated: 18 March 2013 10:47 UK
Dunsbury Hill Farm is a greenfield site adjacent to the A3 (M) – now an enhanced link to and from London with the opening of the Hindhead Tunnel – that when developed will create a new business destination for south Hampshire and become a visible gateway to the Solent.
The high quality business and technology park will facilitate the growth of SMEs, with an overall emphasis on job creation and the provision of flexible working space.
In addition to office space there will also be light and general industrial plus warehouse accommodation. As an employment opportunity it is expected to create 1,725 jobs over the life of the development.
Investment is being sought to provide the necessary infrastructure (access road and spurs) to be able to bring the site to market.
Although owned by Portsmouth City Council the site is situated within the Havant Borough Council district boundary and its Core Strategy key policy requirement for the site is:
Phase 1 (13.2 ha):
- 46,450 sq. m of employment floor space (including Enterprise Centre)
- 5,574 sq. m of hotel floor space
Phase 2 (7 ha):
- 15,329 sq. m of additional employment floor space:
- 80% to be split flexibly between B1 (business) and B2 (general industrial)
- B8 (storage and distribution) not to exceed 20% of floor space
- 150m – 180m landscaped gap between A3(M) and the development
- Woodland fingers extending eastwards from Beech Wood
As landowner, Portsmouth City Council has submitted a hybrid planning application comprising a part outline application relating to employment uses plus a hotel with conference facilities and a part detailed application for a new link road. This is due to be considered by Havant Borough Council in Spring 2013. To see the application please use the following link and add “APP/12/00338” to the Application Quick Search field.
For further details of the development site please see the Invest in Portsmouth development page.