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

  • Mayles Lane, Knowle
    Mayles Lane - Feb 2019
    Totsome Cottages - February 2019

    The Council purchased three sites near to Mayles Lane, Knowle, to provide new affordable homes.  Please click here to view CAB2851 (Authorisation to Progress Affordable Housing Scheme:

    Mayles Lane, Knowle).

    A consultation event on the proposed plans for the three sites was held on Thursday 8 September 2016 at Knowle Village Hall. 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 for the three sites was granted in 2017:

    • 5 two-storey dwellings at Dean Copse Cottages (formerly Park Cottages) 17/00958/FUL (consent granted 5 June 2017)
    • 2 two-storey dwellings at Totsome Cottages (formerly Dean Villas) 17/00957/FUL (consent granted 5 June 2017)
    • A block of 6 flats at Knowle Halt Lodge (south of Knowle Village Business Park) 17/00959/FUL (consent granted 9 November 2017).

    The Council's Cabinet (Housing) Committee in March 2018 appointed FE Chase & Son Ltd as contractor and work started on-site in August 2018.

    The 5 homes at Dean Copse Cottages are fully occupied and both at Totsome Cottages are sold.  Knowle Halt Lodge is expected to complete late in 2019



  • 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 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

If you are interested in one of the homes for outright sale or shared ownership from Winchester City Council, please email 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 Alternatively,for more information, contact the allocations team at Winchester City Council on 01962 848 356 or email

If you have any other questions, please email or phone 01962 848 222.