Consultation on affordable housing at The Valley, Stanmore

Press Release: 13/07/2016

The Valley, Stanmore Consultation

A consultation event on proposals for new council homes at The Valley in Stanmore will be held next week.

Initial proposals for affordable housing and open-space improvements will be on display at St Luke’s Church Hall in Mildmay Street, Stanmore, on Tuesday 19 July from 2pm to 8pm. Officers will be available to discuss the plans.

The proposals develop ideas in the Stanmore Planning Framework which considered housing in The Valley.

Consultation responses as part of the Framework supported this site as a strong opportunity to provide homes and improve open space and connections between parts of the area.

Most of the open space at The Valley will be retained and improved under the proposals. The pedestrian routes through and across The Valley will also be retained and improved. Access drives will be provided to the new homes but there will be no through-routes for vehicles.

More detailed proposals will be drafted over the summer taking account of community feedback. The City Council will seek community views on detailed drawings in September before making a planning application later in 2016.

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

There is a huge problem of housing affordability locally and the City Council is committed to providing new council homes to tackle the problem, including proposals for The Valley.

New Queen’s Gate nearby has been a great success. Over 50% of the homes were offered to applicants with a Stanmore connection.