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Woodlands Chase

Land off Whiteley Way - Whiteley - Hampshire

Together with our consortium partners, Taylor Wimpey have received outline planning permission for 3,500 new homes in North Whiteley, Hampshire.

  • Overview

    Overview

    North Whiteley is a brand new 3,500-home sustainable community proposed by a consortium of housebuilders for land extending to the north of the existing community of Whiteley, Hampshire, which itself has the benefit of a recently completed new town centre complex.

    The consortium, which comprises Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson, Bovis Homes and JGP Lakedale, have received outline planning permission for the North Whiteley scheme from Winchester City Council on 30 July 2018.

    The planning permission includes 3,500 new homes across two neighbourhood areas, plus a host of facilities including two primary schools, a secondary school, two neighbourhood centres with space for shops, a wealth of open space and community amenities.

    The planning permission is based on a masterplan which has been developed in close consultation with Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council, Whiteley Town  Council, Curbridge Parish Council and Botley Parish Council.

    The proposed development site is shown within the red line on the image on the right.

    We are due to submit our Reserved Matters planning application (the detail pursuant to the outline approval) in the next couple of months, and hope to start on site towards the end of 2019.

    First occupations are anticipated later in 2020.

  • About the site

    About the site

    North Whiteley Landscape Plan

    Key national landscape and ecological designations near the North Whiteley site. Click for an expandable view.

    The site lies within Winchester City district on the northern side of Whiteley, adjacent to the A3051 Botley Road, with good access to Southampton, five miles to the south west, via the M27, and Fareham, two miles to the south.

    Immediately to the north of the site at Botley lies the mainline railway line between Portsmouth and Winchester and to the south is Swanwick railway station.

    The site is one of Winchester City Council’s Strategic Development Areas (SDA), which means it has been allocated for development by the authority to help it meet its targets for new housing.

    Key site features such as woodland, tree belts, meadows and grasslands and associated ecology enhancements have helped to guide the masterplan to make sure the new community will be in harmony with the site and its surroundings.

    Several of the woodland parcels on site are afforded protection as Sites of Importance to Nature Conservation (SINCs), offering rich habitat structure and diverse tree species. These SINCs will be retained as part of the proposals.

    The site also includes a Grade II-listed 17th century farmhouse which will be retained and treated with sensitivity in terms of the impact of the proposed development.

    The proposed development site is shown in relation to key landscape and ecological features on the plan pictured right.

     

    We are now preparing the Reserved Matters planning application for the phase to be known as Woodlands Chase.

    Woodlands Chase will consist of 182 new homes, 27 of which will be affordable.

    The proposed layout can be seen below:

     

    Proposed planning layout

    Proposed site layout

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed

    North Whiteley Layout Masterplan

    This plan indicates where the new homes should be located, together with roads, amenities, open spaces and retained landscape features. Click for an expandable view.

    Our proposals are for two adjoining neighbourhoods (north and south), together comprising:

    •  Up to 3,500 new homes in a range of sizes, with a proportion of affordable properties
    • Two primary schools
    • One secondary school
    • Two neighbourhood centres with space for shops, services and community facilities
    • One community centre in the northern neighbourhood
    • Allotments
    • A range of existing and new footpaths to provide safe pedestrian routes to the schools
    • Creation of extensive on and off site cycle paths
    • Creation of extensive new bus routes and services
    • A major new linear park
    • A network of informal leisure routes taking in the woodland and open spaces and connecting with the existing ‘Whiteley Walks’ pathways
    • Play areas for children of varying ages
    • Sports pitches including an all-weather artificial surface pitch at the secondary school
    • Retention and creation of wildlife corridors
    • Natural green space to include publicly accessible woodland, wetland, grassland and meadow
    • Improvements to the off-site road network
    • Sustainable drainage systems to manage surface water run-off from the developed site.

  • Updates

    News and Updates

    December 2018 - We are currently working on our Reserved Matters planning application

    October 2018 - The infrastructure works have commenced on site

    July 2018 - Outline planning permission granted for the residential elements of the site, and full planning permission for the infrastructure

    March 2015 – Submission and registration of outline planning application to Winchester City Council.

    October 2015 – Resolution by Winchester City Council to grant outline planning permission.