Schemes in Early Stages

The following schemes are being considered by Winchester City Council for future development as part of its New Homes Programme.

  • 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 is undertaking 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 were 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.

    Outline planning consent was granted in March 2019 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.

  • 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 9th July 2019.  The boards displayed at the event are available to view in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.  Comments on the proposals can be submitted online from 10th until 24th July 2019 by visiting https://winchester.citizenspace.com/housing/dyson-drive-abbotts-barton-new-homes/

  • Winnall Flats

    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.