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This section provides background information about Manydown, outlines who is involved and provides a timeline of the key stages.


As the joint owners of a 999-year lease on the land, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council have submitted an outline planning application for the northern part of Manydown, bordering the western side of Basingstoke.

Setting out the main principles for developing a thriving new community, the application is for 3,520 new homes of different types and sizes – for sale, for rent and affordable homes to rent and to buy.

Businesses, shops and community facilities, two new primary schools and land for a new secondary school are included in the application, as well as parks, children’s play facilities, sports pitches and allotments. A 250 acre country park would be created as part of the development.

Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan

The Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan was adopted in May 2016, guiding the development of 15,300 new homes to be built up to 2029, mostly around Basingstoke. There are 12 greenfield allocations, with the largest of 3,400 homes at Manydown, together with associated infrastructure and commercial/retail space. The land allocated by the Local Plan includes a number of other sites not owned by the councils.

For more information about the Local Plan allocation see www.basingstoke.gov.uk/planningpolicy

See the submitted proposals here

Find out more about how the planning application was shaped through different stages of consultation stages here


Key documents can be found here