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Alresford Meadows

Land off Sun Lane - New Alresford - Winchester - Hampshire - SO24 9UE

We have recently acquired Alresford Meadows; the site benefits from Outline Planning Permission for 320 new homes, 3.4 hectares of commercial land and approximately 16 hectares of Public Open Space.

Taylor Wimpey are preparing a Reserved Matters Planning Application; this will be submitted in March 2021.


  • Overview

    Land off Sun Lane, New Alresford

    The site will provide a new residential development for 320 homes, 3.4 hectares of commercial land and approximately 16 hectares of Public Open Space near Sun Lane, New Alresford.

    The settlement of New Alresford was identified in the Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 (Adopted March 2013) as part of the Council ‘town centres first approach’ promoting development in sustainable locations. Policy MTRA2 targeted the provision of 500 new homes in the town of New Alresford. The policy goes onto explain the commitment to improving economic and commercial growth within the market town through increased public transport, employment and services.

    Outline planning was granted on the site on the 12th March 2020. The site will provide up to 320 new homes (40% affordable housing) with a new vehicular access taken from the A31 to the South of the site.

    The illustrative masterplan was approved as part of the planning, as shown on the plan picture right.

    Please feel free to send us an email by clicking ‘Email us’ at the top of this page, or by writing to the following address:

    Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties
    Colvedene Court
    Wessex Business Park
    Colden Common
    SO21 1WP

  • About the site

    About the site

    The development site

    The proposed development site covers an area of approximately 75 acres and is bordered by the A31 to the South, existing properties, Sun Lane and Sun Lane Infant School border the site to the West. Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ borders the site to the North with open countryside set to the East.

    Our proposals are on land allocated for housing by the council in the Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 (Adopted March 2013). The proposed scheme is split in two; the residential scheme can be found to the north separated from the commercial scheme to the south by approximately 16 hectares of Public Open Space.

    Site Considerations

    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 we will need to consider in our design.


    New Alresford is a historic town; archaeological work has been carried out on site, further consideration needs to be given for the preservation and protection of two listed buildings found off-site in the South West corner.

    Power Lines

    Existing overhead lines will need to be diverted underground in part to accommodate the re-alignment of Sun Lane.


    Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ runs to the north of the site and will be easily accessible from the proposed new residential development.


    To prevent disruption to New Alresford High Street and existing residents a new junction will be provided to the south of the site on the A31. This will alleviate any construction traffic coming through the Town.


    Our designs must respond to noise from the adjacent railway line.

    Open Space

    The site will provide approximately 16 hectares of public open space, providing separation between residential development (north) and commercial development (south).

    Flood Risk

    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.


    The topography of the site means the commercial development will be hidden from residential development providing expansive views both east and south for future residents. Our designs will need to consider home orientation to make the most of these views.

  • What's proposed

    What's Proposed

    Our proposed development includes a mixture of family homes which will provide a balanced community. The proposed new homes will be traditional in design and in the keeping with local building styles and materials.

    Affordable Housing

    40% of the new homes in our proposed development will be provided as affordable housing, these will be made available for affordable rent and shared ownership through a local housing association.

    Street Layout

    The masterplan proposed has been used as part of the now granted outline planning permission, providing a well-connected street layout, with further links to New Alresford Town Centre and the A31 for journeys further afield. The layout and proximity to the Town Centre as well as other amenities will encourage walking and cycling for local trips.


    Vehicular access for the construction phase of development will be provided by the ‘New’ A31 roundabout junction. Once operational this will be used to accommodate additional access for the new residential development as well as the new commercial development to the South of the site. This should help alleviate additional traffic coming through New Alresford High Street.

    There is a choice of primary schools within walking distance of the development including Sun Lane Infant School, which is approximately 300m away, Perins Secondary School can be found within 800m from the site.

    A local bus services runs along New Alresford High Street with bus stops a few minutes’ walk from the development. Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ is also accessible from the development.

    Parking Provision

    Residents’ car parking within our proposed development will largely take the form of garages, driveways and allocated off-street parking spaces. There will be a number of designated visitors’ spaces.


  • Community

    Community Benefits

    Several financial contributions will be made when the site is granted reserved matters consent through both Section 106 contributions and the Community Infrastructure levy.  There will include and are not exclusively towards, primary and secondary education, local infrastructure improvements and parkland contributions.

  • Updates

    News and Updates

    March 2020    Outline Planning Permission achieved under reference 17/01528/OUT for 320 new homes as well as 3.4 hectares of commercial space.

    March 2021    Taylor Wimpey intend to submit a Reserved Matters Application.