Proposed Development

Alresford Meadows

New Alresford, Winchester, SO24 9UE

Learn about our exciting proposals for a new residential development in Alresford

The site will provide a new residential development for up to 320 new homes, 3.4 hectares of commercial land and approximately 16 hectares of Public Open Space. We will provide 1 & 2 bedroom apartments as well as 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes, perfect for families – with 40% to be provided as affordable housing.

The architecture of the site will take consideration for the local vernacular and the Design & Access Statement approved as part of the Outline Permission. The vision will be a distinctive place creating a sustainable community, with character areas with a well connected parkland.

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Our proposals for Alresford Meadows

The master plan

We want to create a thriving new community in New Alresford. Our plans for Alresford Meadows are in line with the approved outline planning permission granted by Winchester City Council in March 2020.

Alresford Meadows is allocated for residential development in the Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 (Adopted March 2013). The proposed scheme is split into two; the residential scheme is located to the north separated from the commercial area to the south by approximately 16 hectares of Parkland. 

The development will provide a mix of 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom high quality homes, 40% of which will be affordable housing, with each home having a dedicated parking space and garden. The site includes greenspaces around the perimeter of the site as well as the central Parkland. As a popular family area the local schools include Perins School and Sun Hill Junior School both of which will be in walking distance from our proposed development.

Streetscene

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area, materials will be used to not only complement but enhance the area of New Alresford. 

To create a sustainable community, the proposed development will have a number of distinct character areas such as the ‘Sun Lane Gateway’, ‘Parkland & Countryside Edge’ and ‘Village Green’.
 The homes will incorporate a variety of brick colours, render, weatherboarding and roof tiles. Chimney’s have also been included on certain key properties on the site. 

Homes proposed

Our proposal for private housing include 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. 

The majority of the houses will be two storey, with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties to provide new homes for a variety of people. There will be a number of apartment blocks pepper-potted across the site, these are currently proposed at 2.5 storeys high to retain the existing views over the countryside.
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Connectivity

Before we start designing a new scheme, we complete an assessment of the site and surrounding area as they are now. We record those features that will need to be considered in our design approach.

The main access point(s) to Alresford Meadows will be provided via the existing Sun lane access as well as a new roundabout proposed on the A31. This will provide additional access to the south via the commercial area and on to Sun Lane. 

A transport assessment was completed as part of the process to gain outline planning approval. This confirms that the proposed road alignment/new junction in principle is sufficient to serve the additional traffic generated by residential and commercial development.

Drainage

A flood risk assessment (FRA) and Surface Water Drainage Strategy were put together as part of the Outline Approval to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place. An underground source protection zone can be found to the South of the site, the rest of the site is at low risk of flooding.
 Our designs will need to consider suitably sized attenuation and swale features.

Ecology

Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.

Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity, sensitive lighting will be used to respect nocturnal wildlife as well as creating a diverse natural habitat for birds and ground foraging mammals.

Heritage

The site is located to the south of the Conservation Area protecting New Alresford and New Alresford High Street respectively. The site also lies a stones throw away from the South Downs National Park which provides ample amenity space outside of the town.
There are also three listed buildings located to the South West of the development site, Laundry Cottage, Sun Cottage and Stable Cottages.

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Previous consultations and feedback

We value comments from local people and listen to all feedback we receive so that we can deliver communities where people want to live.
The previous vendor(s) of the site undertook extensive public engagement during the process of attaining approval for Alresford Meadows. The feedback received has helped to shape how the outline masterplan has been put together.

Taylor Wimpey as part of there Reserved Matters planning permission will be engaging with a number of key stakeholders to the site, including local residents. The feedback from this will inform the details included within our Reserved Matters Planning Submission.

Economic benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.  
If our reserved matters planning application is approved we will make a number of financial contributions to Winchester City Council which will be used for education contributions as well as parkland maintenance. Total financial contributions will be in excess of £4,000,000.

Open Space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration. 

Our plans for Alresford Meadows incorporate at 16 hectare parkland as well as additional open space around the residential and commercial development. This will include planted areas, wildflower meadows and interconnected footpath links across the Parkland. 

 

Image represents an artist's impression of an aerial view of Alresford Meadows.

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