Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Pyestock warehouse plan replaced with housing development

Pyestock Image copyright Deanna Earley
Image caption The former military site was once used to test and develop Concorde's engines

A former military site earmarked for a controversial logistic park will now be a housing development, it has been announced.

It comes after campaigners lost a High Court bid to block the plans for what would have been one of Hampshire's largest warehouses.

Proposals for the land at Pyestock, near Fleet and Farnborough, now include a new village with homes and shops.

The site was once home to the National Gas Turbine Establishment.

Hart District Council rejected planning permission for the warehouse development in March 2008.

Cllr Stephen Parker, leader of Hart District Council said there will be no disruptive traffic: "This proposal lifts the threat of HGV movements connected with the warehousing consent and offer a significant contribution to Hart's housing target, it offers an opportunity to create a vibrant new community."

"Not only does this proposal lift the threat of HGV movements connected with the warehousing consent and offer a significant contribution to Hart's housing target, it offers an opportunity to create a vibrant new community", Cllr Parker added.

The National Gas Turbine Establishment was used for the development of aircraft jet engines in the post war period.

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