The Mayor of Winchester officially opens new homes at New Queen’s Gate, Stanmore

Press Release: 23/02/2016

Mayor Opens Queen's Gate

Twenty-one energy efficient homes are ready for Winchester City Council tenants to move in. These new homes are part of the Council’s ambitious programme to provide 300 new council homes in the District.

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Angela Clear said:

The Stanmore community have been involved from the outset, participating in the art project ‘Postcards for Stanmore’, a visual timeline of the Stanmore area displayed on the hoardings around the site. We hope the tenants of the New Queen’s Gate will enjoy living in their new homes.

In addition to the new housing development edible plants have been included in the landscape scheme including fruit and nut trees and perennial herbs. An improved ‘zig zag’ footpath which is gently sloping to meet accessibility standards, the extended path joins leisure facilities for the local community.

The new dwellings are designed for local residents of Stanmore to remain in their home as their mobility needs change.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:

The new homes are designed to high quality standards to reflect the Council’s demanding requirements, but with regard to planning policy and affordable housing policy. We’re very pleased to be shortlisted in two separate categories for the UK Housing Awards 2016.