Planning consent and land sale of Hounsome Fields in Basingstoke.
Achieving planning consent and the subsequent land sale of Hounsome Fields in Basingstoke was a standout highlight for Wates Developments in 2017.
The business developed a strategic plan to promote a residential urban extension to the south west of Basingstoke which benefits from excellent transport connections.
This follows the teams 2015 success with its Kennel Farm development to the north of Hounsome Fields.
After strategic planning promotion and extensive public consultation and engagement, planning was secured on the 44 hectare site for 750 private and affordable (40%) new homes – a major development for the town.
Along with much needed new homes, which will make a significant contribution to meeting the Council’s housing target, the approved scheme will deliver a three-form entry primary school, community centre, indoor sports facilities and local shopping facilities, land for a children’s nursery and includes multi-functional green space including neighbourhood park play areas and allotments. This all equates to over £15m of public benefit.
The land was successfully sold to Linden Homes in 2017 with work commencing on the site in 2018.