Public Consultation Opens For Phase 3 Housing Development of Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Project￼
The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) is inviting the local community to provide feedback by way of formal consultation on the submitted plans for Phase 3 of the Prince Philip Park housing development which will see the construction of 315 new, high quality homes.
The virtual consultation will be open for two weeks, from Monday 21st March to Monday 1st April , and can be found at the following URL: https://www.princephilippark.co.uk/consultation/phase3/.
The community is being encouraged to register to view the virtual panels boards and fill out a questionnaire in which they can express their views and opinions on the plans.
The development site is located to the north of Dukes Quarter Phase 1 and adjacent to the Linear Park and Hogmoor Inclosure. The site is accessed from Havannah Way via the A325.
The project will consist of 315 new residential homes, made up of 2, 3, and 4-bed houses alongside a block of 1 and 2-bed apartments. 134 of the homes will be available for private purchase from Taylor Wimpey (128 houses, 6 apartments), 134 are designated as build to rent (129 houses, 5 apartments), and 47 assigned as affordable housing (27 houses, 20 apartments). Plans for the new development also include a children’s play area and other open, public spaces dotted through the site.
WBRC’s application to build the next phase of the town centre is expected to be determined in the next two months. Assuming planning approval is granted, town centre construction will commence in September. The delivery of Phase 3 will, therefore, coincide with the delivery of the town centre.
The first homes are scheduled for completion in October 2023 and each unit will come with a dedicated private parking space. Electric vehicle charging points will also be available.
The new homes will also benefit from an excellent location, easily walkable to the new, emerging Prince Philip Park town centre and home to The Shed, The Mess, the leisure centre, and upcoming Morrisons supermarket, among many other facilities and amenities. And residents will be just moments away from the beautiful Hogmoor Inclosure and Linear Park, all accessible via proposed green walkways and cycle paths. This, alongside their close proximity to Oakmoor School, makes the homes ideal for young families.
This proposed development also forms part of WBRC’s pledge to spend at least £54m in community investment by way of S106 agreements, including the £10m that went towards creating the new Oakmoor school; £11 million towards developing a new primary school; £2.5m for the management of specially-designed green spaces across the new town centre; £5.7m for the creation of new sports pitches and facilities, including the new leisure centre; 4.5m for enhancing bus services; £2m to fund traffic management measures for surrounding villages; and, to date, £1.3m has been committed to improving sustainability measures for the regeneration project.
A far more comprehensive overview of the proposed development, including architectural look and character, construction materials, amenities, and sustainability is available via the consultation URL: https://www.princephilippark.co.uk/consultation/phase3/.
James Child, Project Lead at The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, says:
“We’re excited for this new phase of regeneration and the unique and beautiful living environment it is going to create for Whitehill & Bordon. Surrounded by green space and wildlife while still just moments walk from the town centre, these new properties will make ideal forever family homes.
“Alongside those homes that will be on the market for private sale, we’re delighted to ensure that the needs of many in the local area are being met by the inclusion of rental homes and apartments, as well as more great, affordable homes for the local area. We hope this contributes towards creating a vibrant and diverse community in the town.
“I am keen to express that this consultation is not merely a box-ticking exercise: we will seriously and compassionately consider all feedback we receive and expect to have an in-depth conversation about this development at the Question Time event on March 22nd.”