New town centre community planned
Published by Karen Connell for Sentinel Housing Association Ltd in Housing and also in Communities, Environment, Local Government
Chapel Hill plans
Sentinel Housing Association has submitted an outline planning application to develop 578 homes on their Chapel Hill site in Kingsclere Road.
The proposals were first unveiled last March when Sentinel kicked off a series of community consultation events. Overall feedback was really positive and the resulting planning application shows where they’ve taken on board the views of local people and comments from Basingstoke and Deane.
The revised proposals include 2.85 hectares of open space, retention and conversion of the White Building into 56 apartments, 247 new build houses and 275 new build apartments.
Sentinel Development & Regeneration Director, Mike Shepherd said, “We’ve developed this application by working together with the local community, Basingstoke & Deane councillors and officers. And we’d like to thank everyone involved for their support so far. With the average South East house price at just under £217,000 there’s a huge demand for affordable housing. And we’re determined to do all we can to help. Our intention is to create a vibrant new community close to the town centre with a choice of homes to suit all pockets. And we aren’t stopping there - we’re also proposing improvements to crossing points on Kingsclere Road and to the main pedestrian route into town.”
The application could be decided by September this year, following which site preparation works and detailed design will commence in the autumn.