Winklebury, Basingstoke

Our proposal aims to bring increased access to open green space and make long-term improvements to the day-to-day life and wellbeing of those living and working in Winklebury

The regeneration project will transform the local area

This new development in the heart of Winklebury plans to transform the local area, by providing increased access to open green space for residents to enjoy at the Fort Hill site, a proposed healthcare provision, a new pre-school and a retail centre that meets local needs and reflects the changing retail landscape.

Our planning application aims to deliver around 200 high-quality homes, many of which will be for affordable housing. It includes new homes on the site of the Winklebury Centre, the former Play Council site, and new development on the former Fort Hill school.

Working in partnership

We're working closely with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group on the plans to ensure a high-quality and sustainable community is created.

The plans integrate a large open green space, including the bronze age settlement Fort Hill, that residents and locals can enjoy, whilst ensuring Winklebury remains a great place to live.

Support for those affected

As plans for the regeneration progress, we’ll be here to support you if you are a VIVID resident or retailer in the Winklebury Centre, every step of the way.

We’ll be continuing our conversations with each of our customers individually over the coming months, to discuss your circumstances and how we can assist you.

We’d like to reassure our retailers that the plans include high-quality, and well-located space for any of you who wish to return to the development once works are completed. Whilst the new units are being built, there is also the option to use temporary retail space within the centre. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us by using the details at the bottom of this page.

Our planning application and next steps

Following feedback received from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on our pre-planning application in November 2020, we’re currently working on our revised proposals. We plan to submit the planning application for the Winklebury regeneration in autumn 2021 and you’ll once again have the opportunity to make any comments on the proposals via the council’s planning portal.

Our latest news

You can read our community newsletters and access further information below to get the latest updates on the project as it progresses.

Contact us

We understand that residents throughout Winklebury and the wider area are interested in the future of the central area and we’ll be letting the community and key stakeholders know when we reach key milestones in the project as we progress.

If you have any feedback, comments or concerns, you can contact us by emailing or by phoning 0800 652 0898. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.