We were commissioned by Winchester City Council to prepare a long-term Planning Framework for the Stanmore Estate, an area of around 2,000 homes. The estate was developed for social housing during the interwar and post-war periods, with around 50% owned by the local authority.
Working alongside Broadway Malyan, we devised a Planning Framework which included key interventions to improve the lives of residents across a range of topics including highways, community facilities, green spaces and housing. A key challenge was to identify new housing sites that could be used to provide new local affordable housing. An extensive programme of public consultation was undertaken to ensure maximum community engagement and participation, including planning and urban design training for residents and a drop-in session with over 300 residents in attendance.
The City Council acquired a development opportunity site identified by the Planning Framework and we were retained to provide further detailed planning guidance. The former New Queen’s Head Public House Site has now been fully redeveloped to provide 21 new affordable homes under the Council’s New Homes Programme.