Wates Residential’s Daedalus project to build 200 homes at a former military site in Gosport has been given the go-ahead by borough council planning bosses. 120 private homes and 80 affordable homes are set to be built. The homes will be split equally across two development sites with construction expected to start in summer this year. The approved proposals are designed to preserve the historic character of the area and the military buildings on site. Red brick bands and textured brick patterns will be used to complement the existing buildings. The scheme will be built through Home England’s Direct Commissioning Initiative, which is designed to enable the Government to fast-track the building of homes on publicly owned land and diversify housing delivery. Wates Residential will build the 200 homes at double the pace of the industry standard. Daedalus is a historic Royal Navy air station in Lee-on-the-Solent. It originally served as … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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