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, in March 2017 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.
Councillors on the borough council’s Development Control Committee voted to approve the outline planning application at a meeting on Wednesday 8 July 2020.
Setting out the main principles for developing a thriving new community, the application was 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 were included in the application, as well as parks, children’s play facilities, sports pitches and allotments. A 250-acre country park will be created as part of the development.
Following the decision to grant outline planning permission, the main principles of development such as its type, size and vehicular access points onto the A339, B3400 and Roman Road are agreed. But future planning applications will cover the exact layout, design and style of the new garden community at Manydown.
The new garden community is set to be delivered in the years to come through a unique development partnership between the two councils and master developer Urban&Civic, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The contract to create this first of its kind partnership is due to be signed by the end of July. For more information on the councils’ preferred development partner, click here
Key documents can be found here