Shaping Manydown: The Place and its Community

There will be a public exhibition on Saturday 14 November from 1pm to 5pm and on Sunday 15 November from 10am to 4pm to get local people’s thoughts on what has been developed through the previous workshop sessions. 12 Noon on both days has been set aside for Rooksdown/Winklebury to raise concerns. This event will be held in a heated marquee in War Memorial Park in Basingstoke.

To get more information on this early engagement and the consultations that will follow next year go to the ‘Get Involved’ page on the project website at www.manydownbasingstoke.co.uk

Background:

As you may know, around 3,400 new homes have been proposed in the draft Local Plan for the northern part of Manydown. This plan is being examined by a planning inspector at public sessions at the moment. As joint owners of a 999-year lease on the land, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council are drawing up detailed plans should the land be designated in the adopted Local Plan.

Lead project officers for the Manydown development from our borough council and Hampshire County Council, have already visited your parish council to talk to your councillors about the project.

In early 2016 they will be running a full formal consultation programme, including exhibitions in the communities surrounding Manydown and in other public places in the borough. This will provide residents and community representatives with an opportunity to comment on the emerging masterplan before a planning application is submitted later in 2016.