Land off Hale Road
In addition to restoring an expansive area of open grassland for local people to enjoy and to protect natural habitats in perpetuity, Sumner Heath will be a collection of new homes carefully interwoven along the edge of the village of Hale.
PLOT (Farnham) LLP submitted a planning application for new homes on the land off Hale Road, Farnham in June 2016. Further changes to these proposals were submitted in October 2016, which included a reduction in homes and an amended layout.
The new proposals are for 97 new homes around a village green and play area, which represents a density that is in line with Hale and Heath End.
Bishop Sumner (1790 – 1874) who became Bishop of Winchester and is now buried in the churchyard of St John’s Church, led the building of the church to serve the people of Hale. Improvements to the pleasure grounds around Farnham Castle are also largely attributed to Bishop Sumner, a scientific botanist with an interest in horticulture.
The southern area of the site will give the public access to 7.14 hectares of open grassland for the first time, recognised in planning policy as Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG). The plans will also provide natural landscaping and improved access to these fields and neighbouring Farnham Park, associated car parking and the existing hotel will be retained.
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