Application submitted for nearly 600 new homes
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
A social landlord has submitted an outline planning application to develop nearly 600 new homes in Hampshire.
Sentinel Housing Association's proposals were first unveiled last March when it kicked off a series of community consultation events.
Sentinel says that the overall feedback it received was "really positive" and the resulting planning application shows where it has "taken on board the views of local people and comments from Basingstoke and Deane".
If the plans go through, 247 houses and 275 apartments will be developed on Sentinel's Chapel Hill site in Kingsclere Road.
Sentinel's 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.”