A thriving new community of up to 3,520 new homes plus community facilities, schools, businesses, shops and a new 250-acre country park is set to be created at Manydown in Basingstoke.

This follows the decision to grant outline permission for the development in July 2020 and the formation of a partnership between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and master developer Urban&Civic, backed by global charity the Wellcome Trust, to take it forward. For more information, click here

The councils as landowners are now considering how the remainder of the Manydown land to the south, on which they also hold a long lease, could be developed to continue to address the challenge of housing affordability and access to jobs while supporting diverse and changing lifestyles over the next 30 years. For more information, click here

In the video above Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Cabinet Member leading on Manydown Cllr John Izett, Leader of Hampshire County Council Cllr Keith Mans and Urban&Civic’s Chief Executive Officer Nigel Hugill discuss the new development partnership set to deliver the garden community at Manydown, following the approval of the outline planning application and the signing of development contracts in July 2020.


The overall vision is to create a new community of connected neighbourhoods developed in a well-planned and coordinated way, combining the best features from Hampshire villages and towns with a contemporary sustainable design.

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“With a formidable public-private partnership now in place I am confident that all the comprehensive preparations, creative 21st century urban design and planning and attention to the views of our residents will be put to excellent effect in realising a new community and urban extension for Basingstoke. Our high ambition is to ensure that when Manydown is built it will be regarded as a standout development across the country in concept and execution, and, most importantly, cherished by those who make their homes and lives there.”
Cllr John Izett, Cabinet member for Manydown, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council