PART of the home of Basingstoke Town for more than 70 years will be transformed into flats, if a planning application gets the green light.

The application submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, officially validated this week, outlines Basron Developments Ltd’s wish to demolish part of the existing stadium to build 89 new homes.

Of these 77 will be apartments, with 12 new houses also being proposed.

As well as the 89 new homes, it is believed that a separate application is set to be submitted for a care home on the land as well.

This had been a change from the initial pre-application proposals put forward which was previously reported in the Gazette, where Basron was looking to develop 90 new homes, a 90-bedroom hotel and a drive-thru fast food restaurant.

A planning design statement submitted to the borough council read: “The element of the site [that is] the subject of this application is proposed for residential use.

“Full planning permission for a care home is being sought on part of the balance of the Camrose stadium site under a separate application.”

There is a strip of land which backs on to Mansfield Road which is owned by the borough council and there are currently no plans to redevelop that piece of land.

As has been previously reported, part of the Camrose land is earmarked to be used in a forthcoming £18.6m revamp of Brighton Hill Roundabout by Hampshire County Council.

In January, the transfer of this 0.86 acre piece of land owned by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council was approved.

The plan is to create a small new link road, to run through both privately-owned and previously council-owned land, near to Western Way, joining with Winchester Road.

The design statement goes on to read: “The applicant has also undertaken community consultation through hosting an event to meet the development team and view the plans at the sports and social club on site.

“The pre-application and community engagement has helped to guide the development in terms of scale, design and uses on the site.”

The application for the new homes is an outline so a further submission would need to be made at a later date to cover designs at the site, should the first proposal get the go-ahead form the borough council.

If approved, the flats would consist of 39 one-bedroom homes and 28 two with two bedrooms.

Basingstoke Town is due to move to its new home in Winklebury in time for the 2019/20 season (see below).

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