Councillors on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Development Control Committee took the decision to grant outline planning permission for Manydown during a meeting in July 2020.
Submitted by the borough council and Hampshire County Council in March 2017 as owners of a long lease on the land, the outline planning application was guided by the councils’ vision, objectives and principles for Manydown.
The approval of the application set the main principles for the development, including its type, size, the infrastructure to be provided and the vehicular accesses onto the B3400, A339 and Roman Road.
An overview of the main principles agreed through the outline planning application is set out below.
Combining the best features from Hampshire villages and towns with contemporary sustainable design based on ‘garden town’ principles, the outline planning application included:
The video below shows where some of the key features of the outline planning application for the northern part of Manydown could be located, for example the primary schools, local centres and neighbourhood parks.
Over a period of 18 months prior to the submission of the outline application, the councils worked closely with local communities to develop the proposals for Manydown. Engagement with local residents and statutory authorities continued following the submission of the outline application, helping to shape and inform the proposals in the application.
More information on the engagement to develop the masterplan for Manydown is available here