Planning permission for the major regeneration of central Winklebury has been granted. This transformative project will deliver 203 highly sustainable new homes, along with 4.5 acres of public open green space, a new pre-school, a community centre, a medical centre and pharmacy, public play area and a new retail hub with parking.
Councillors voted to give the plans the go-ahead at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Planning Committee on the evening of 8 November. The original application was submitted in July 2022, submitting an amendment to this application in January 2023 after receiving stakeholder feedback.
We worked closely with local residents and the wider community, as well as Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and the NHS to create an exciting regeneration plan, over a series of consultations and a number of years, to ensure the plans were shaped by the people who would be impacted most.
Sustainability will be at the forefront, with waste reduction in place during construction, a ‘fabric first’ approach to ensure energy efficiency in every home, air source heat pumps which are four times more efficient than traditional gas boiler systems – and the use of PV solar panels.
Tristan Samuels, Group Development and New Business Director at VIVID comments: “We have worked closely with the Winklebury community and other stakeholders to create a regeneration plan that will truly benefit everyone. As well as providing modern, future-proofed new homes for existing residents and new ones, we’ll deliver nature-friendly green spaces, community facilities, shops and a medical centre to meet local need. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to improve and enhance Winklebury for generations to come and we look forward to getting started.”