Housing association Vivid has been granted planning permission for the major regeneration of central Winklebury, near Basingstoke in Hampshire.
The transformative project will deliver 203 new homes, along with 4.5 acres of public open green space, a new pre-school, a community centre, a medical centre and pharmacy, public play area, and a new retail centre with parking.
Councillors voted to give the plans the go-ahead at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s planning committee last week. The original application was submitted in July 2022, with the housing provider submitting an amendment to this application in January 2023 following stakeholder feedback.
Tristan Samuels, Vivid’s group development and new business director, said: “We have worked closely with the Winklebury community and other stakeholders to create a regeneration plan that will truly benefit everyone.
“As well as providing modern, future-proofed new homes for existing residents and new ones, we’ll deliver nature-friendly green spaces, community facilities, shops and a medical centre to meet local need. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to improve and enhance Winklebury for generations to come and we look forward to getting started.”
As well as local residents and the wider community, Vivid also worked closely with the borough council, Hampshire County Council, and the NHS to put together its regeneration plan. The organisation says the consultations took place over a number of years to “ensure” the plans were “shaped by the people who would be impacted most”.
The new homes will be built in a mix of flats, houses, and bungalows, and will be offered in a mix of tenures.
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