Schemes in early stages
The following schemes are being considered by Winchester City Council for future development as part of its New Homes Programme.
Corner House, Winchester
The council purchased the Corner House, an ex-public house in 2020. We are developing a proposal to convert it into 6 one bedroom flats, providing much needed affordable accommodation in a city centre location.
Our proposals aim to achieve the EnerPHit building standard. This will make these homes energy efficient in line with the council’s aims to reduce carbon emissions.
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 is proposing to create a passive wetland by diverting water from, and returning water to, a carrier stream of the River Dever in Micheldever. Water will be filtered as it flows through the wetland removing nitrogen (nitrates). This will generate 'nitrates credits' for affordable housing planning applications, which are now required.
The new wetland will improve the appearance of this meadow and protect it from development. Biodiversity will increase on the site because new wildlife habitats will be created. The flood risk will also be reduced following this proposed work.
A planning application (ref 21/03255/FUL) was submitted in December 2021.
Witherbed Lane, Segensworth
The council is proposing to develop four affordable homes comprising 2 two bedroom houses and 2 three bedroom houses on land it owns in Segensworth
A planning application (ref 21/03159/FUL) was submitted in December 2021.
Following the council’s declaration of a climate emergency and aims to reduce carbon emissions in the district, the development will be constructed to the PassivHaus building standard, which is the most reliable way to achieve net zero carbon.
Woodman Close, Sparsholt
The council is proposing to develop five small affordable homes on land it owns in Sparsholt.
A public consultation took place in June 2018 at Sparsholt Memorial Hall for local residents. 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 this 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 in 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 this page.
Sparsholt Parish Council continues to support this proposed housing development so the Council will progress the scheme. Car parking proposals will be taken forward as a separate project.
Following the council’s declaration of a climate emergency, designs were revised to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and meet the AECB building standard (Association for Environment Conscious Building).