A Public Exhibition was held at the Ambrose Allen Centre in Tadley, so residents could comment on proposals by CALA Homes for the redevelopment of the Boundary Hall site.
"Tadley Town Council hosted a lively meeting a year ago, where plans for the site were discussed. That discussion has informed the new proposals which take much of the earlier criticism on board. There is more public open space, and off-site provision for a new scout hut."
After talking to residents at the exhibition, Sir George commented that there was still concern about the access arrangements for the new homes via Almswood road, and the absence of retail facilities. Sir George said his principal concern remained the whole issue of flooding in Tadley, where the infrastructure was already struggling to cope with the existing population.
The plans will provide 121 dwellings - down from 127 in the earlier proposals, with 40% being affordable housing.
"I welcome this public consultation by the developers,and it was helpful to talk to Douglas Bond, the Town Planning Consultant for CALA Homes. There is a pressing need for more good quality accommodation in Tadley - and for more affordable homes. I hope that the discussions about planning gain - the investment in Tadley which the developers will pay for - are productive."