Currently being built

All of the affordable housing developments detailed on this page have planing permission and are currently under construction. Plans and visualisations can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page.

 

Winchester City Council's New Homes Programme

  • The Valley, Stanmore 

    Update Covid-19:

    Following a period of temporary closure, limited construction work will recommence on this site from Monday 27 April 2020. 

    The contractor is aware of the Government’s guidance on safe practice regarding social distancing and will ensure compliance with this.  They are guided by Public Health England and work being conducted by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) on the development of industry Safe Working Procedures to inform their safe site activity. 

    More information is available on the Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remediation-and-covid-19-building-safety-update-27-march-2020 

    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 scheme will provide 77 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.

    Drew Smith was appointed to undertake the pre-construction contract work, under its parent company Galliford Try, and work started on the site in April 2019.

    In the interest of public safety, the footpaths that cross the open space will be closed for some or all of these works. Drew Smith will provide a notice board at the site entrance, which will be regularly updated to update on footpath closures.  A plan showing the fencing and delivery points can be found to the right of this page and the site manager can be emailed on dcook@drewsmith.co.uk

  • Hookpit - Land off Burnet Lane, Kings Worthy

    Update Covid-19:

    Following a period of temporary closure, limited construction work will recommence on this site from Monday 27 April 2020. 

    The contractor is aware of the Government’s guidance on safe practice regarding social distancing and will ensure compliance with this.  They are guided by Public Health England and work being conducted by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) on the development of industry Safe Working Procedures to inform their safe site activity. 

    More information is available on the Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remediation-and-covid-19-building-safety-update-27-march-2020 

    The Council is working alongside Drew Smith, which is now part of Vistry Partnerships. Drew Smith owns the land at Top Field and has been granted planning permission for 35 affordable homes and to change the remainder of the land from agricultural to publicly accessible recreation land.

    The planning application reference is 19/00048/FUL

    The Council has a purchase agreement with Drew Smith to purchase the 35 homes and the remainder of the open space when the homes are completed. The 35 homes will be managed by the Council and will be the following mix:

    4x one bedroom flats – affordable rented
    4x two bedroom flats – affordable rented
    11x two bedroom houses – affordable rented
    6x three bedroom houses – affordable rented
    6x two bedroom houses – shared ownership
    2x three bedroom houses – shared ownership
    2x four bedroom houses – discounted market sale

    The open space will be managed by the Council; a community consultation event regarding the lay out and management of the land will be held on 12 March 2020.

    The Council has been working with the Parish Council and Top Field Action Group to consider whether any improvements can be made to car parking arrangements by the Tesco store on Hookpit Farm Lane. This work is ongoing.

    Drew Smith aims to start the building works in January 2020. To date they have been undertaking essential ecological work to protect species on the site and have been working with the Council and Hampshire County Council to divert the footpaths away from areas of important ecology.

    Boards displayed at a public consultation event held on 12 July 2018 and a summary of the feedback can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page. The presentation from public meeting held on 11 September 2018 can also be viewed here. 

  • Rowlings Road, Weeke

    Update in response to the Government’s instructions of 23 March 2020 in relation to Covid-19:

    In the interests of health and safety, and the welfare of staff in complying with Government guidance on safe practice regarding social distancing, the contractor has decided to temporarily close this construction site.  

    There may be short term essential work making the site safe and secure, and the secured site will be closely managed; details of these arrangements are shown at the site entrance. 

    The situation will be constantly reviewed in line with the Government’s position, to ensure construction can restart as soon as it is safely possible to do so.

    Winchester City Council supports this decision and believes the response is proportionate to the current situation.  We remain firmly committed to delivering the new homes that the District needs now, and into the future.

    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

    Update Covid-19:

    Following a period of temporary closure, limited construction work will recommence on this site from Monday 27 April 2020. 

    The contractor is aware of the Government’s guidance on safe practice regarding social distancing and will ensure compliance with this.  They are guided by Public Health England and work being conducted by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) on the development of industry Safe Working Procedures to inform their safe site activity. 

    More information is available on the Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remediation-and-covid-19-building-safety-update-27-march-2020 

    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 can be viewed in the ‘Documents’ section on the right hand side of the page. The existing buildings were demolished in February 2019.

    Winchester City Council appointed Whitman Builders Ltd as the main contractor in October 2019 and some building works will commence towards the end of October 2019.

    The Council has also made significant improvements to 1 Dolphin Hill and the new tenant has moved in.

If you are interested in one of the homes for outright sale or shared ownership from Winchester City Council, please email sales@winchester.gov.uk or phone 01962 848 075. 

Rural exception schemes

The Council is also working with Registered Providers (sometimes known as Housing Associations) to enable additional new affordable housing across the District. There are currently no rural exception schemes currently under construction by other providers that will be available for people with a strong local connection.

For more information about any of the affordable rented schemes on this page, and to register, please visit www.hampshirehomechoice.org.uk. Alternatively,for more information, contact the allocations team at Winchester City Council on 01962 848 356 or email housing@winchester.gov.uk.

If you have any other questions, please email newhomesdelivery@winchester.gov.uk or phone 01962 848 222.