Artist's impression shows the future of Manydown

Artist's impression shows the future of Manydown

Artist's impression shows the future of Manydown

First published in News by , Reporter

THIS picture shows an artist’s impression of what the centre of the 2,000-acre Manydown development could look like.

The vision has been drawn up by planning development experts Beyond Green, which has been appointed by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council to illustrate how the new development could shape up.

Manydown is earmarked for the development of 3,400 homes during the borough’s Local Plan period. The Local Plan, which needs to be approved by a Government planning inspector, will guide where houses are built in the borough up until 2029. A final decision on the Local Plan is not expected until spring 2015.

The aim of the borough council is to create attractive, sustainable and well connected settlements in Manydown and the plans are designed around a “walkable neighbourhood” which will see the majority of homes located within a five-minute walk of convenience stores and bus stops.

A wide range of housing types are being proposed for the development, including apartments, town houses, semi-detached and detached houses and it will also include extra-care homes and residential care facilities.

In addition to the Manydown development, a new country park is proposed on adjacent land to the north of Manydown, in Wootton St Lawrence.

Residents and local groups will be involved in the future development vision and will have the chance to contribute their views during extensive public consultation which is planned after the Local Plan is decided in 2015.

Councillor John Izett, cabinet member for property, finance and commissioning at the borough council, said: “Manydown is so important to the future of the borough, and that is why so much thought and effort has gone into putting together the principles and ideas.

“The vision shows we are not proposing to parcel up land for volume housebuilders to build housing estates. We are committed for the long term to ensure that we are creating a successful community for the future.

“I hope that the vision will win the support of the people of Basingstoke, and I encourage them to get involved.”

The vision is due to be discussed by borough councillors at the first meeting of the new Manydown overview and scrutiny committee on March 24.

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12:37pm Sun 23 Mar 14

RgPostcode says...

It's only been 18 years so far....

Looks nice and quite and old style.
It's only been 18 years so far.... Looks nice and quite and old style. RgPostcode
  • Score: -1

6:13pm Sun 23 Mar 14

jmwturner says...

How much of our money has already been wasted on needless smugness like this?
It fails to highlight the lost fields and wildlife or the new crop of dog and cat mess, druggies needles and so on. Note how the car manages to just miss the pedestrians.
No sign either of the new sewage works or the magically produced extra water supplies.
How much of our money has already been wasted on needless smugness like this? It fails to highlight the lost fields and wildlife or the new crop of dog and cat mess, druggies needles and so on. Note how the car manages to just miss the pedestrians. No sign either of the new sewage works or the magically produced extra water supplies. jmwturner
  • Score: 10

8:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

jockthekearney says...

Doesn`t it look good. There are unfortunately one or two problems. There will be more people living there than in Winklebury and we do not need every car in the new estate running through Winklebury Way. The horse and cart bridge at Worting is already a problem and the exits from the Estate must be via the Newbury Road. and we are talking about an extra 5,000 cars. So big road improvements must be carried out. The Winklebury residents and indeed Basingstoke residents will want Roman Road preserved as it is. Since as always the houses will be mortagaged to young struggling families there will have to be adequate nursery provision built. There will also have to be schools primary and secondary, community hall and facilities. Worting Village will need protection so there should be a park or open space between the houses and the village.
Doesn`t it look good. There are unfortunately one or two problems. There will be more people living there than in Winklebury and we do not need every car in the new estate running through Winklebury Way. The horse and cart bridge at Worting is already a problem and the exits from the Estate must be via the Newbury Road. and we are talking about an extra 5,000 cars. So big road improvements must be carried out. The Winklebury residents and indeed Basingstoke residents will want Roman Road preserved as it is. Since as always the houses will be mortagaged to young struggling families there will have to be adequate nursery provision built. There will also have to be schools primary and secondary, community hall and facilities. Worting Village will need protection so there should be a park or open space between the houses and the village. jockthekearney
  • Score: 6

8:41am Mon 24 Mar 14

JJ38JJ says...

I love artists impressions. The sun is shining, hardly a car to be seen, not a single item of litter....... Any more detail and we'd see the residents with model-like looks and smiling faces.
Artists impressions should be subject to the same advertising laws as any other product. Of more significance would be a detailed impact assessment and plan for the local amenities and infrastructure. Then we could make a judgement.
I love artists impressions. The sun is shining, hardly a car to be seen, not a single item of litter....... Any more detail and we'd see the residents with model-like looks and smiling faces. Artists impressions should be subject to the same advertising laws as any other product. Of more significance would be a detailed impact assessment and plan for the local amenities and infrastructure. Then we could make a judgement. JJ38JJ
  • Score: 10

8:45am Mon 24 Mar 14

Buster Preciation says...

Lovely picture. Very Dickensian. Prince Charles will love it.
Lovely picture. Very Dickensian. Prince Charles will love it. Buster Preciation
  • Score: 6

1:00pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Buster Preciation says...

RgPostcode wrote:
It's only been 18 years so far....

Looks nice and quite and old style.
Of course it looks nice - it's an artist's impression. An artist commissioned by the developers. It looks like a film set for a period drama and it's just about as 'sustainable'.
[quote][p][bold]RgPostcode[/bold] wrote: It's only been 18 years so far.... Looks nice and quite and old style.[/p][/quote]Of course it looks nice - it's an artist's impression. An artist commissioned by the developers. It looks like a film set for a period drama and it's just about as 'sustainable'. Buster Preciation
  • Score: 11

3:41pm Mon 24 Mar 14

JoninBasingstoke says...

Looks nice but the reality.., well look at Rooksdown. How that could have looked to how it does look now! Parking problems, ran runs, no school (yet), no play area for children, homes packed together Etc..

Land is money so it will just get packed with as many homes as possible (This is capitalism) its about to builders making themselves and their shareholders money.
Looks nice but the reality.., well look at Rooksdown. How that could have looked to how it does look now! Parking problems, ran runs, no school (yet), no play area for children, homes packed together Etc.. Land is money so it will just get packed with as many homes as possible (This is capitalism) its about to builders making themselves and their shareholders money. JoninBasingstoke
  • Score: 3

4:26pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Jemmy1970 says...

Lets hope its not the same artist that made Crown Heights look good eh? It looks like a concrete jungle waiting to happen.
Lets hope its not the same artist that made Crown Heights look good eh? It looks like a concrete jungle waiting to happen. Jemmy1970
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Jo Walke says...

Look to the east - parking problems, rat runs, promised schools not provided and homes/flats packed together............
..flooding issues, overloaded roads, insufficient local shops to negate the need to travel and local medical facilities at breaking point......lets hope Manydown is developed without future regret.
Look to the east - parking problems, rat runs, promised schools not provided and homes/flats packed together............ ..flooding issues, overloaded roads, insufficient local shops to negate the need to travel and local medical facilities at breaking point......lets hope Manydown is developed without future regret. Jo Walke
  • Score: -2

12:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

CrossofLorraine says...

Can you see proposed dual carriage way ring-road link from the A339/Roman Road roundabout to the M3 Junction in the background? I thought not!
Can you see proposed dual carriage way ring-road link from the A339/Roman Road roundabout to the M3 Junction in the background? I thought not! CrossofLorraine
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

CrossofLorraine says...

M3 Junction 7 that is!
M3 Junction 7 that is! CrossofLorraine
  • Score: 0

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