A new landscape of woodland, wetlands and meadows is created to connect up existing ancient woodlands, provide an attractive leisure and biodiversity resource and contain the proposed development. The Public Right of Way will extend through this landscape from north Fareham and will link with the Meon Valley Trail, completing a valuable footpath system. View corridors through the development are created to break it into distinguishable neighbourhoods. These greenways consist of wetlands, ponds and swales and new woodland focused on existing trees.
The principles for development have been retained. Development on the lower land, strong view corridors and ‘fingers’ of landscape through the scheme, the creation of clusters of development of varying density; the creation of a strong frontage onto Funtley Road, the use of water and repair of the wider landscape.
The site can play an important part in connecting the wooded horizon along the M27, interconnecting woodlands, grasslands and the habitats of the adjacent river valleys. The site can also connect the communities of Fareham North with Funtley and the wider countryside along the Meon Valley.
The existing footbridge, currently being refurbished to connect Fareham with the site.