Eastleigh Borough Council appoints Thrings for One Horton Heath project

Thrings has been instructed by Eastleigh Borough Council to provide strategic planning legal advice in relation to its proposed urban extension at Horton Heath in Hampshire.


The firm’s Planning team will be working with the council’s One Horton Heath development team which is aiming to self-deliver a substantial strategic development over a 310-acre landholding with a focus on community, innovation and sustainability.

The Thrings team will comprise partner Ros Trotman and associate Fred Quartermain, who will draft and negotiate overlapping s106 agreements and advise on any issues relating to the obligations that arise from the planning applications.

The proposed development is set to provide around 2,500 new homes, 25,000m² commercial space, a local centre, primary school, distributor road, formal sports facilities and extensive landscaped and environmental mitigation areas.

The One Horton Heath team is looking to facilitate the development through complementary full and outline planning applications which were submitted in December 2020 with a view to obtaining planning permission in the second half of 2021.

Thrings has also been engaged to advise the council on strategic elements concerning the relationship of the two proposed applications, as well as assisting with the necessary resulting infrastructure agreements.

Further details of the proposed development can be found in the council’s project brief and on the One Horton Heath website.