Bewley Homes lodge appeal AND submit a new application

27th JULY 2023

Bewley Homes have submitted a NEW application for 270 dwellings on land at Common Farm.

Earlier this year, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council refused Bewley Homes previous application (app 21/03394/OUT). The refusal was based on five points focused on the unacceptable impact on the character of the local area, amenities, and sustainability. In our last update, on the 19th April 2023, we explained the process that the developer had six months to lodge an appeal and that a fresh application was also possible.

You may have already seen on social media, and in local press, but we can now inform you that Bewley Homes have indeed lodged an official appeal to the refusal decision which triggers the procedure of a Public Inquiry. The appeal was lodged on Tuesday 18th July 2023 under reference 23/00041/REF, which can be searched for on the Basingstoke and Deane planning portal.

Bewley Homes have also submitted a NEW application which was validated by Basingstoke and Deane on Monday 17th July 2023. The new application under reference 23/01767/OUT is in addition to the appeal of the initial refusal.

ERVPS are analysing the new application and continuing to work with our professional planning consultant, as we build our objection.

Whilst there does not look to be any significant change, the application is a ‘new plan’ as far as Basingstoke and Deane are concerned, and as a community, we are in the same position we were in when the original application was made, we must object, object effectively and in numbers.

Currently the standard consultation deadline is set at Friday 11th August 2023, whilst we expect this to extend, it cannot be assumed, and objections must be submitted before this date.

As always, ERVPS continue to work hard in the fight to Keep Wash Water Rural and we will keep our subscribers well informed of our objections and any information we may find. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email on