90 homes will be demolished in Oakridge

NINETY homes are set to be demolished to make way for 190 planned new homes in Basingstoke.

Basingstoke-based Sentinel Housing Association has submitted a planning application to revamp Freemantle Close, and Taverner Close.

The plan is to replace the demolished 50-year-old buildings with 190 homes, comprising of 62 one and two-bed flats, and 128 two, three, and four-bed houses.

All the homes will be Government-subsided rental properties for people on the borough’s 6,000-strong housing register.

The project has been welcomed by Norden ward councillors George Hood, Paul Harvey, and Laura James who say it will provide the borough with much-needed affordable homes.

“I think it is an excellent scheme,” said Cllr Hood. “It is a scheme that the council, Sentinel, and the residents will be proud of.”

And Cllr James said she hoped the scheme would be a “flagship” example of how to regenerate parts of the town.

“It is going to be something amazing for the community,” Cllr James said. “It is something that is truly good for Norden. I want this to be a flagship of regeneration for this council. I think this is an exciting project and we are going to see something very special developed.”

According to plans submitted to borough council planning bosses, Sentinel plan to wrap the development around a 2.75-hectare park, which will have two kickabout areas, two play areas, and an all-weather playing court.

Should planning permission be granted, building is expected to start by May 2013, and it should be finished by the middle of 2015. A decision whether to grant the go-ahead is expected by early next year.

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8:23pm Thu 25 Oct 12

LesFrèresCrucy says...

Destroying houses to build houses. Destroying 50 year old houses. That's not really that old. Is that how much houses are worth, 50 years? That's not even a life time. Why not let the existing houses?
Destroying houses to build houses. Destroying 50 year old houses. That's not really that old. Is that how much houses are worth, 50 years? That's not even a life time. Why not let the existing houses? LesFrèresCrucy

8:39pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Best_Name_Ever says...

Then where would they put the new 190 houses?
Then where would they put the new 190 houses? Best_Name_Ever

8:37am Fri 26 Oct 12

RgPostcode says...

LesFrèresCrucy wrote:
Destroying houses to build houses. Destroying 50 year old houses. That's not really that old. Is that how much houses are worth, 50 years? That's not even a life time. Why not let the existing houses?
Well considering its the most rundown part of Basingstoke,

Freemantle is known from drug growing, maybe redeveloping the site maybe a good thing.

I personally think they can make it look nice but if the same people move in it will become a **** whole I'm all for making this town actually a middle class haven like Wokingham tbh let the people who have given Basingstoke a bad reputation move to Andover, I'm already sick of saying I'm from here and people saying "Oh that's a ****hole. -_- I tend to say I'm from East of here "Hart" and explain it's the least deprived part of the country to shut them up.
[quote][p][bold]LesFrèresCrucy[/bold] wrote: Destroying houses to build houses. Destroying 50 year old houses. That's not really that old. Is that how much houses are worth, 50 years? That's not even a life time. Why not let the existing houses?[/p][/quote]Well considering its the most rundown part of Basingstoke, Freemantle is known from drug growing, maybe redeveloping the site maybe a good thing. I personally think they can make it look nice but if the same people move in it will become a **** whole I'm all for making this town actually a middle class haven like Wokingham tbh let the people who have given Basingstoke a bad reputation move to Andover, I'm already sick of saying I'm from here and people saying "Oh that's a ****hole. -_- I tend to say I'm from East of here "Hart" and explain it's the least deprived part of the country to shut them up. RgPostcode

11:55am Fri 26 Oct 12

cybersheeep says...

The article neglects to state that we'll be losing the majority of the playing fields too.
The article neglects to state that we'll be losing the majority of the playing fields too. cybersheeep

3:11pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Sam_Walker123456 says...

This is an indictment of the town planners responsible for building these sink estates in the 60's and 70's.
Why do so many houses from earlier periods still survive whilst we are rapidly demolishing everything from the 60's and 70's? Because of poor planning and poor design and poor materials.
This is an indictment of the town planners responsible for building these sink estates in the 60's and 70's. Why do so many houses from earlier periods still survive whilst we are rapidly demolishing everything from the 60's and 70's? Because of poor planning and poor design and poor materials. Sam_Walker123456

3:27pm Fri 26 Oct 12

RgPostcode says...

Sam_Walker123456 wrote:
This is an indictment of the town planners responsible for building these sink estates in the 60's and 70's.
Why do so many houses from earlier periods still survive whilst we are rapidly demolishing everything from the 60's and 70's? Because of poor planning and poor design and poor materials.
Exactly, Basingstoke is a nice town but because of the expansion took place in the wrong decade (1960's) we ended up with horrid housing.

South Ham (Old South Ham) was built in the early 50's that was a bit naff most of it like Hill View Road and they replaced those houses 12 years ago and they kept the ones that were fine at the bottom, and the road behind it. Although the new houses are not that great ether. But the issue is the people who occupy the houses.
[quote][p][bold]Sam_Walker123456[/bold] wrote: This is an indictment of the town planners responsible for building these sink estates in the 60's and 70's. Why do so many houses from earlier periods still survive whilst we are rapidly demolishing everything from the 60's and 70's? Because of poor planning and poor design and poor materials.[/p][/quote]Exactly, Basingstoke is a nice town but because of the expansion took place in the wrong decade (1960's) we ended up with horrid housing. South Ham (Old South Ham) was built in the early 50's that was a bit naff most of it like Hill View Road and they replaced those houses 12 years ago and they kept the ones that were fine at the bottom, and the road behind it. Although the new houses are not that great ether. But the issue is the people who occupy the houses. RgPostcode

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