THE developers behind a new Basingstoke housing estate have submitted detailed plans on how they will build the next phase of the scheme.

Charles Church Southern Limited and Persimmon Homes have submitted a reserved matters planning application to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for phase four of the Merton Rise housing development in Aldermaston Road.

The development, which was first given outline planning permission in January 2012, will see 784 homes built by the two developers and Sentinel Housing Association over five phases.

Once the development is completed, Sentinel Housing Association will provide 196 affordable rented homes and 177 shared ownership homes.

The latest phase – phase four – will see 40 one-bedroom properties, 53 two-bedroom properties, 20 three-bedroom properties and nine four-bedroom properties built on land near Aldermaston Road, if the plans are approved. In addition, 243 car parking spaces are set to be provided in this phase.

Ian Menham, managing director of Charles Church Thames Valley, said: “We are pleased to be progressing with a reserved matters application for phase four of our development in Popley.

“Once consented, the scheme will bring another 122 much-needed homes, ranging from two-bedroom apartments to five- bedroom houses, to the area. The development is proving extremely popular and a new community already emerging.”

Mike Shepherd, development and regeneration director at Sentinel Housing Association, said: “We’re really pleased to be progressing on our development at Merton Rise with our partners, Persimmon.

“When it’s finished, our new development will provide a range of homes for local people, for affordable rent, shared ownership and for sale on the open market.

“By providing more than 300 new homes, we’re taking another step towards helping to ease the housing shortage which is particularly affecting this area of the country.”