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This section provides background information about Manydown.


As the joint owners of a 999-year lease on the land, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council submitted an outline planning application for the northern part of Manydown, bordering the western side of Basingstoke, in March 2017 following extensive community engagement in drawing up a masterplan.

The outline planning application set out the main principles for developing a thriving new community with up to 3,520 new homes plus businesses, shops, community facilities, two new primary schools and land for a secondary school, parks, children’s play facilities, sports pitches and allotments. A 250-acre country park will also be created as part of the development.

After four periods of planning consultation, in July 2020 councillors on the borough council’s Development Control Committee took the decision to grant outline planning permission for Manydown.

Following the decision on the outline planning application, the councils entered into a development partnership with the UK’s leading master developer Urban&Civic, and global charity The Wellcome Trust, cementing the two councils’ long term commitment to staying involved in building high quality, sustainable homes with a master developer’s expertise in creating great places to live and investment from a global charitable foundation.

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 here


Key documents can be found here