The planning inspector has today turned down Foreman Homes appeal which would have resulted in the building of 150 homes on a green field off Posbrook Lane.
The building firm appealed Fareham’s ruling almost a year ago and residents were becoming concerned over the delay.
The Titchfield Village Trust was at the forefront of the campaign to halt the development.
On hearing the news, Village Trust Chairman, Nick Girdler said, “Over the last year the Trust has been arguing against this development and gave a presentation stating as much at the inquiry.
“The inspector has concluded that the green (Meon) gap that is protected under FBC planning guidelines is important enough to prevent Foreman Homes going ahead with their development.
“Thanks to all of you who wrote objecting to the planning application, they all formed part of the argument which has proved successful. Well done everyone in the village.”
The inspector gave the overall reasons for rejecting the scheme, saying, I conclude that the proposed development would result in material harm to the character and appearance of the area.This would result in harm to a valued landscape.