Manydown is one of the largest residential-led development schemes in the South East, on 2,000 acres of land in public ownership, and is also one of the major projects in the government’s garden communities programme.
The long-term scheme will be an important part of the region’s economic prosperity, creating thousands of jobs and providing up to 10,000 new homes in the longer term.
A pioneering partnership deal brings together both local authorities – Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council – with the UK’s leading master developer Urban&Civic, and global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust.
The £1.2 billion new homes project at Manydown was green-lighted for planning in 2020, with the development set to deliver 3,500 new homes, 40% of which will be affordable; a 250-acre country park; two primary schools with land reserved for a potential new secondary school; two local centres; businesses; shops and community facilities, as well as a sustainable garden community.
Responding to the climate emergency declared by both councils, streets and green spaces will be well connected whether walking or cycling and the ‘Manydown Standard’ will ensure that the new homes are well-built and designed to achieve high environmental standards including energy and water saving.
Wildflower Turf Ltd hope to be working in partnership on this exciting new project as it is on our doorstep, so do look out for further updates from us as work on this development scheme progresses.