New Homes Programme

The cost and affordability of housing in Winchester District is a serious problem. There is a genuine shortage of affordable properties in Winchester, with demand for affordable homes massively outstripping supply and the number of people on the waiting list is increasing monthly.

Providing affordable housing can help tackle these problems and delivering new homes is a Council priority.

The Council is constructing new affordable Council Homes and also working with Registered Providers (sometimes known as Housing Associations) to provide new affordable housing across the District.

Housing will not be built for profit; it will be to meet the needs of Winchester people who cannot afford a home of their own

Project Summary

Project Name New Homes Programme
Portfolio Holder Cllr Horrill
Start Date 01/12/2012
Expected End Date 31/12/2022
Latest Status

During the most recent Housing Cabinet on the 11 October 2016, Councillors authorised the Disposal of Land at Coles Mede, Otterbourne, permission to progress Mayles Lane, Knowle and gave final approval to construct housing schemes Mitford Road, Alresford and Bailey Close, Stanmore.

More information can be found here (see link)


We recently held a public consultation to display our proposal for 13 new affordable homes near to Mayles Lane, Knowle. A summary of the feedback can be viewed on the Mayes Lane webpage here:

The next public consultation will be on The Valley, Stanmore in St Lukes Church on the 1st of November 2016. This is the second consultation on The Valley and will be a drop in session between 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Last Committee Report

(See link)

Next Steps

Following the 11 October 2016 housing cabinet, the New Homes Delivery Team now have approval to appoint contractors to build 13 new affordable homes across two sites.

Additionally, the New Homes Delivery Team now have approval to make a planning application for 13 new affordable homes across three sites near to Mayles Lane, Knowle.

Finally, housing cabinet approved the disposal of land at Coles Mede, Otterbourne. The next step in the Coles Mede project is for Footsteps Living to submit a planning application

Further Information

Main Affordable Housing pages

Council Schemes being considered

On-Site Schemes