Inquiry overview

Details of the Inquiry and appointed Planning Inspector

Following the resolution to refuse planning permission at the Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee on 19 December 2019, the Council as Local Planning Authority refused outline planning permission for development at GE Aviation, Hamble Lane, Hamble, on 16 January 2020.

The proposal comprised:

‘Outline application with all matters reserved (except means of access) for the construction of up to 148 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) with new vehicular access to Hamble Lane, alterations to Kings Avenue and Coronation Parade, new car parking for existing sports facilities, employment use and residential properties, landscaping, improvements to existing bowls and football facilities on site and other associated works. Demolition of non-original extensions to Sydney Lodge (Grade II* Listed Building) and redundant factory buildings.’

On 16 July 2020, the Council received confirmation from The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) that an appeal had been lodged. PINS will therefore consider whether planning permission should have been granted for the proposal. The appeal will be heard as a Planning Inquiry and the Inspector appointed to conduct the Inquiry is Tom Gilbert-Wooldridge.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PINS have confirmed that the Inquiry will open on Tuesday 10 November 2020 as a digital event. Paper copies of documents will therefore not be available.

More detail regarding the procedure for this appeal is available in the Case Management Conference Summary Note.

All appeal documents will be uploaded to this dedicated area of the website, including Core Documents. Any documents submitted during the Inquiry will also be uploaded.

If you have any questions relating to the Inquiry or if you require any of the documents in a different format please email