Schemes in early stages
The following schemes are being considered by Winchester City Council for future development as part of its New Homes Programme.
Dyson Drive, Abbotts Barton
The Council intends to develop new affordable homes on open space at Dyson Drive, with associated improvements to the open space in the Abbotts Barton area.
Residents of Abbotts Barton were consulted on the proposals at an event on Tuesday 9 July 2019. The boards displayed at the event and a summary of feedback are available to view in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
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 were the subject of three consultation events, the latest of which took place on Friday 2 February and Saturday 3 February 2018. The boards displayed at the event can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
The outline planning application under reference 18/01612/OUT is in the process of being redetermined.
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.
The Council has held a number of events for residents of the Winnall flats to discuss the emerging proposals for new affordable homes.
- The first consultation on the initial ideas to build some new flats on the car park site took place on 17 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 drop in was held in the Big Bus on 29 November 2018. The purpose was to seek views on providing a community hub at the flats; whether residents would be prepared to pay for an enhanced concierge type service; and what improvements residents would like to their flats if funding was available. The invitation and the results of the event can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
- We sent a newsletter to all residents of the Winnall Flats in spring 2019. A copy of this is available in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
- Local Ward Members held an information drop in event for residents on 24 October 2019, to answer questions and to keep residents informed about the evolving plans for the new homes. The boards shown at this event are available in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
The outline business case for the proposed new homes at Winnall Flats was approved by Cabinet on 23 December 2019. In January 2020, the Council tendered for a pre-construction building contractor through the Southern Construction Framework.
Wates Construction has been appointed to work with the Council to take the project through the planning application process and detailed design, and to prepare a full cost assessment for the building work. This will enable us to prepare a full business case for consideration by the Cabinet.
We aim to hold a community consultation process in July 2020, followed by a planning application in August 2020. Details of how best to consult the community during the current Covid19 pandemic will follow.
Woodman Close, Sparsholt
The Council is proposing to develop a small number of affordable homes on land it owns.
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 2018 meeting, the Parish Council supported the idea of development at Woodman Close with associated car parking improvements.
Following further design work, another consultation took place on 7 November 2019 at Sparsholt Memorial Hall to gauge support for the proposed scheme and additional car parking options. The boards displayed at this event and a summary of feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.
Sparsholt Parish Council continues to support this proposed housing development so the Council will progress the scheme. There will be an opportunity to comment on the detailed designs at a further consultation before a planning application is submitted. Car parking proposals will be taken forward as a separate project.