Landmark planning application approved
Published by Karen Connell for Sentinel Housing Association Ltd in Housing
Chapel Hill development
Sentinel Housing Association is celebrating the planning approval of it’s Chapel Hill development in Basingstoke.
Sentinel, based in Kingsclere Road, bought the site in 2012 after previous development plans were thrown out by council planners.
“We’re a Basingstoke based company with roots in the local community", explains Development Director, Mike Shepherd. "The site was really in need of redevelopment, and we were confident that using our community based approach to regeneration we’d be able to transform this derelict and rundown area of Basingstoke for the benefit of everyone. There’s a huge demand for affordable housing in the South East and we’re determined to do all we can to help. We’re delighted that planning approval was granted and we’re excited to be taking this forward.”
Sentinel unveiled their plans last March when they kicked off a series of community consultation events. Overall feedback was really positive and they took on board the views of local people and comments from the local council.
The outline permission for 578 homes includes the conversion of the white building into 56 apartments, 247 new houses, 275 new apartments and a large amount of open space.
Sentinel are planning to appoint a development partner to progress the site during the Autumn. And hope the infrastructure and other supporting work will start early in the new year.