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Hatch Motors Site Development

Development at the site of Hatch Motors

(This page last updated 1 November 2019)

If you have any routine questions please check the FAQ below, and if that doesn't help please email the Parish Clerk clerk@sway-pc.gov.uk

IN AN EMERGENCY
If there is any genuine emergency please phone the Managing Director of the developers: James Bradley on 07990 520660. Please be advised that the Site Managers' contact details will be displayed on the site hoardings.


LATEST UPDATE @ 19/11/19
Soldi has been confirmed as the contractor. Their manager has offered to meet the Parish Council onsite with an H&S manager. The ground has been cleared and the hoardings are in place. Nothing much will now happen until new year, whilst the ground contamination survey and report are carried out.

FUTURE UPDATES
News and progress on the development at the ex-Hatch Motors site will be a regular item on the agenda of the public meetings of Sway Parish Council Planning and Transport Committee  which are held at 7pm on the second Thursday of every month at Jubilee Field Pavilion.  All local residents are most welcome.

SITE MANAGEMENT
The usual hours of deliveries and work at the site during the construction phase are not specified in the planning permission.  On weekdays these would normally be 08:00 to 17:00, and 08:30 to 13:00 on Saturdays, and no working on Sundays.  Evening working is usually only allowed when that work is both inside a building and quiet.  

Wooden hoardings will go up in November, and Sway Junior Parish Councillors are invited to make suggestions on what should be painted on them (there will necessarily have to be some official signage).

PARKING AND CONGESTION
The developers are well aware of the congestion issues on Station Road during school arrival and departure times and it will be in the enlightened self-interest of contractors to avoid those times (mostly 08:35-09:10 and 15:10-15:45 Mon-Fri during term times), so that their work is not slowed down.

The developers have suggested that it might be helpful for a number of Station Road businesses and contractors, and the school and local residents to get together to discuss parking and congestion in Sway, and indeed this is on the Sway Parish Council list of items to consider.  Unfortunately, Sway is by far the largest village in the New Forest that does not have an NFNPA public car park, so parking will inevitably be a continuing issue.

Contractors will be strongly encouraged to always park and take deliveries inside the curtilage whenever possible, and not park up on Station Road. Sub-contractors will be instructed to do the same but cannot always be controlled.  If there are any major problems from Hatch site vehicles completely blocking Station Road please phone the emergency number above or as detailed on the site hoardings.

PROGRESS AND TIMINGS
The immediate timing is that asbestos should already all have been removed; demolition started 19 Oct 2019 and should be finished by the end of October.  

The investigation, risk assessment and contamination report is coming to the developers in late October 2019 and no further work can take place until those are all satisfactorily completed. 

The noisiest work will probably be the demolition which should be over by the end of October 2019.

Asbestos removal has been completed according all the rules and regulations - the building must be closed and the gates locked and the work carried out under close supervision and the site must be signed-off as asbestos free before any further work is carried out.

Beyond demolition some dusty work will take place over the winter months and all the usual care taken.

The petrol tanks will have to be removed (rather than filled with foam - which was a method previously practiced in such circumstances) and any ground contamination remediated in accordance with the method statement in the independent report.

ADJACENT WORKS
Please note that there is also work continuing at the adjacent site behind the Surgery, and that is nothing at all to do with the ex Hatch Motors site.  That work is at the ex-Builders Yard site covered by planning permission 18/00608  and as modified by 19/00513 and 19/00640. That site is far smaller and there may be contractors' vehicles from that site parked up on Station Road without forethought.

WEST VIEW
The West View (ex-NFU) building is not considered part of this site, and is up for sale for around £350K - the estate agents are both Winkworths and Hayward Fox

SECTION 106 AGREEMENT
A Section 106 Agreement has been entered into - and is available on the NFNPA planning website (under the documents tab of application 18/00946) here as a pdf and the total contribution from the developers is some £132K. That sum then passes to the NFNPA to administer under the rules of the various mitigation projects.

NEW DWELLINGS
All the dwellings proposed for the site will be available under the 'Help to Buy' scheme and the local estate agents Winkworth and Hayward Fox will be marketing them.

THE CO-OP 
The Co-op have confirmed that they are still 100% behind this project and planning to open the store as detailed - but of course they are not involved in the construction work, so their main interest will come later.

In due course the Co-op will deal with all matters regarding the proposed store.  An initial guess is that it might open in autumn 2020; and when we get closer to that date Sway Parish Council will ask the Co-op for further details and post them here.  We guess that a typical store of this size will not include petrol, pharmacy, wet fish or fresh butchery counters. In the planning process the Co-op said they would include a Post Office Counter (but we note that since then the Central Stores are opening a Post Office Counter on 02 December 2019).

PARKING AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS
Parking on the site once complete will be controlled - at the rear of the site allocated to the housing, and at the front under the control of the Co-op.

There is still some concern about safe pedestrian access to the Co-op store (across car parking and car and delivery-vehicle manoeuvring areas). Those concerns were raised by the NFNPA Planning Committee, but surprisingly no requirement for pedestrian access is in the planning permission. It would be difficult to add any substantial pedestrian route without compromising car parking, but Sway Parish Council have been invited to discuss possibilities with the developer in late October 2019 to see if there are any designs which could help.

PLANNING CONDITIONS
There are 18 conditions attached to the planning permission - all clearly detailed in the 'Decision Notice' on the NFNPA planning website (under the documents tab of application 18/00946) and here as a pdf. All of these conditions will be checked and monitored, and discharges agreed by the NFNPA and details are usually published on the website under the documents tab of the appropriate planning permission - in this case see 18/00946 link here.   The properties cannot be sold and the shop not opened, unless and until all the pre-commencement and pre-occupation conditions have been discharged. A number of the conditions imposed are standard 'compliance conditions' governing the site going forwards (landscaping etc) 

Should anyone have any doubts or questions about these conditions they should first check the website linked above, and if that does not help please ask the Parish Clerk clerk@sway-pc.giv.uk to pass on their enquiry to the developers and project manager - and if no satisfactory reply is received then please ask NFNPA Enforcement to check.

Sway Parish Council would like to thank the developers for their helpful advice in compiling this FAQ.


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