Highwood Group will commence construction on one of Hampshire’s most exciting residential development projects in 2017 as local Councils give their full backing to a project that offers a remarkable solution to a shortfall in local affordable housing and land supply.
The North Stoneham Park project will be developed on land of some 120 acres that borders Chestnut Avenue, Stoneham Way and Home Wood comprises a stunning development of 1100 new homes, including a much-needed affordable housing allocation as well as a local community centre with nursery, retail units and a primary school. Superb sporting facilities, landscaped public spaces and defined footpaths that connect the residential development with the new areas and provide easy access to Eastleigh complete this landmark scheme.
Throughout the planning application process, Highwood Group was mindful of the impact on the local community and actively engaged with residents throughout. Public exhibitions were held to introduce the draft masterplan and see it evolve were attended by hundreds of local residents who were invited to present their views and questions on how the development might affect their community.
Highwood’s proposals were very sympathetic to the local environment and its historic nature; the site’s parkland had been radically decompartmentalised over the years - demonstrated, for example, in its use by a number of sports clubs, including the Chandlers Ford Driving Range, Stoneham Park Sports Club and AFC Stoneham. As part of our proposals and to offset the development of the existing sports pitches, new facilities, including 3G astro-pitches will now be created on Hampshire County Council land to the south of the M27. An associated planning application to relocate and replace facilities at Trojans Sports Ground and Hardmoor have also been successful and will be linked to the new residential area by a new footway along Stoneham Lane.
In terms of the landscape, Highwood’s professional consultants identified Avenue Park as the most historically sensitive area of the site, which we’re pleased to confirm will be retained and we’ve worked closely with county conservationists on a scheme that will enhance this delightful area further.
A traffic management solution devised following strategic traffic and modeling assessments and which will allay the concerns of residents regarding potential congestion will significantly cut the existing lengthy queues and ease the overall traffic flow on Stoneham Lane and the M27 junctions.
You can see how the North Stoneham Park project will enhance the land south of Chestnut Avenue in our excusive drone footage (see link below)
Highwood held a Public Consultation on 12th December 2016, to see the exhibition boards please click here.
For more information about this project, please visit the Land South of Chestnut Avenue website and visit our Trojans project page to see how the associated redevelopment of the sports facilities are progressing.
To register your interest please click here.
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