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2,400 new homes and town centre


2,400 new homes, refurbishment of part of the existing town, new town centre, associated new schools community and leisure infrastructure


– Clarity/consistency over Green Vision for development

– Concern over local authority and sustainability requirements


– Green Vision/Measures Strategy Document (legal document)

– Local authority and developer mediation


 With over 400 planning application documents with various elements reported on sustainability, there was no clear green vision for the development. This clarity of vision was a central requirement of the proposal, expected by the local authority. CGC developed a Green Vision Strategy Document which offered a toolbox approach to delivering an highly sustainable community.

Successful negotiation on behalf of Taylor Wimpey, Dorchester allowed for flexible interpretation of the Green Vision Strategy agreed with East Hampshire District Council and ensured  the agreed sustainability measures would offer a practical approach.  The resultant document became a significant part of the development ‘s broad strategy. CGC are now working alongside the developers on implementing the Green Measures Strategy.

Project Details


Planning: September 2014 – September 2015

Implementation: January 2015 – ongoing


Defence Infrastructure  Organisation  (Ministry of Defence)


Whitehill and Bordon, East Hampshire


Taylor Wimpey Dorchester

East Hampshire District Council


Over 400 documents made up the Hybrid application which lacked a focussed and consistent “Green Vision” theme drawing together all the proposal’s exemplar sustainability elements.

The Green Vision Document aimed to demonstrate to Planning Committee and Officers the key Sustainable Credentials of the proposal  in line with National and Local Plan Policies and guidance.

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