Schemes in Early Stages
The following schemes are being considered by Winchester City Council for future development as part of its New Homes Programme.
The Valley, Stanmore
The planning application for new council homes at the Valley was approved by the Council's Planning Committe on 27 July 2017, reference 17/00641/FUL. The approved scheme is for 76 new homes, with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats; 2 and 3 bedroom houses and a 3 bedroom bungalow; with associated landscaping and parking. In addition improvements are proposed to the footpaths across the Valley and to the remaining open space.
The scheme reflects and builds on the ideas set out for the Valley in the Stanmore Planning Framework. The design of the homes and the proposals for the open spaces have been considered at a number of community consultation events:
- Consultation regarding the use of The Valley open space involving approximately 10 students from Kings School, all with connections to Stanmore. The Council's appointed design team and officers ran a guided workshop that encouraged the students to evaluate the existing status of the park and then to consider how the park could be better inhabited by a wider range of people.
- Public Consultation on 19 July 2016 in St Luke’s Church Hall. The consultation boards and feedback from the event are available to view in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
- Further public consultation in St Luke’s Church Hall on the 1 November 2016 to present revised proposals. Feedback from the second event is also available to view in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
Drew Smith has been appointed to undertake the pre-construction contract work, under its parent company Galliford Try. Detailed design work will follow, with a start on site expected in the spring of 2019.
Rowlings Road, Weeke
The Council intends to redevelop the eastern garage court for 3x two bedroom family homes and 4x one bedroom flats, with associated improvements to public footpath routes and visual improvement to the public realm that will benefit local people. Garage courts such as the one at Rowlings Road are not well used for car parking and provide excellent sites for new homes.
A public consultation event took place at the Weeke Community Centre on Thursday 13 July 2017. The event was well attended and the majority of local people were positive towards the provision of more affordable housing within the area. The boards displayed at the event and a summary of the feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
Planning consent was granted in April 2018 under reference 18/00160/FUL and construction work is likely to start in 2019.
Dolphin Hill, Twyford
The planning application for two new family homes on 1a Dolphin Hill (a former single storey office) and the adjacent garages was approved by South Downs National Park under reference SDNP/18/05355/FUL on 10 January 2019. The boards displayed at a public consultation event and a summary of the feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
The existing buildings were demolished in February 2019 and the Council will shortly undertake a tender process to secure a contractor for the scheme.
The Council has also made significant improvements to 1 Dolphin Hill and the new tenant has moved in.
Knowle Water Meadows
The Council is supporting Homes England (formerly Homes and Communities Agency) to bring forward proposals for the development of about 200 new homes, the creation of 58.7ha of open space and a safeguarding of Knowle Triangle to act as a buffer between Knowle and the strategic allocation of Welborne.
The proposals have been the subject of three consultation events, the latest of which took place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February 2018. The boards displayed at the event can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
Homes England has submitted an outline planning application under reference 18/01612/OUT.
Woodman Close, Sparsholt
The Council is proposing to develop a small number of Council homes on land owned by the Council.
A public consultation took place on Saturday 16 June 2018 at Sparsholt Memorial Hall to allow local residents to view the options for new affordable housing. The boards displayed at the event and a summary of the feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
At its September meeting, the Parish Council supported the idea of development at Woodman Close with associated car parking improvements. The City Council will now undertake further design work ahead of a further round of public consultation in 2019.
Land off Burnet Lane, Kings Worthy
The Council is working alongside Galliford Try Partnerships on this project in a housing enablement role and is keen to see appropriate and considerate development of the site as well as protection of the open space for future generations. GTP hopes to bring forward proposals which would deliver a small number of additional new homes on an area of land already approved for 25 affordable homes (see 15/00969/OUT). This would see the remaining significant area of private land transferred into public ownership for a range of possible open space uses.
It is hoped that Winchester City Council would purchase the properties AND the remainder of the land upon completion. This arrangement would see WCC as landlord of the properties and owner of the open space area. Ultimate ownership of the open space would need to be agreed between the City and Parish Councils.
The new proposals are for an additional 10 affordable homes - making 35 in total - and were the subject of a consultation event on Thursday 12th July 2018. The boards displayed at the event and a summary of the feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page. A planning application was submitted by GTP in January 2019 under reference 19/00048/FUL.
The Council intends to develop new affordable flats adjacent to the existing Winnall Flats, with associated improvements to the open space in the surrounding area.
Residents of Winnall Flats were consulted on the initial proposals at an event on Tuesday 17th July 2018. The boards displayed at the event and a summary of the feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.