Ladycross, Hythe - Residential Development consultation

Plans for a new residential development at Ladycross Road in Hythe are now available online as part of a public consultation.

The deadline for submission of comments 31 July 2020.

What is being proposed?

The development will provide 6 new homes, with associated landscaping works and car parking.  The new homes will comprise 4 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom houses.  All the homes will have their own private gardens, and all the parking required for the new homes will be provided for within the site. 

The homes will be owned and managed by the Council and they will be for rent by local people.

This project is the culmination of a plan to optimise a site currently occupied by unused garages, many of which are in poor condition. In recent years many of the garages were empty, and this presented and opportunity to explore how the land could be best used.

Why is NFDC considering redeveloping the site

There is a serious shortage of affordable homes in the district with demand hugely outstripping supply, so New Forest District Council has initiated a programme to build 600 new Council homes by 2026.

The Council can make significant savings by building homes on land that it owns such as Ladycross Road, this ensures that the Council can get best value for money and rents can be kept as low as possible.

The development will be funded by New Forest District Council and subject to confirmation Homes England grant funding.


The Council is interested to hear the views of local residents so that we can further improve the scheme and you are invited to view the plans online and share your thoughts on the proposals through an electronic survey (using the links below) before we submit a planning application.

The comments made will be fed into the design programme for further consideration before the designs are finalised for submission.

View the scheme plans and elevations

Icon for pdf Download the Ladycross residential development plans [16.81MB]

Public exhibition

Due to the government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) we will not be holding a public exhibition for this scheme.

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