Proposals for Land South of Chestnut Avenue
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THE PROJECT

The land south of Chestnut Avenue refers to an area of North Stoneham in Eastleigh, which is shown edged red on the adjacent image and represents a stunning project that has been now given the green light for development by Eastleigh Borough Council.

The land itself is controlled by the Highwood Group and totals some 62 hectares. It has been included as a draft allocation in the emerging Eastleigh Borough Local Plan for residential-led mixed-use development.

Highwood's North Stoneham Park scheme answers the issue of a shortfall in the Council's five-year housing land supply and local affordable housing by delivering 1100 new homes to meet the housing requirement for the site, accommodation for the elderly, including a care home and assisted and independent living units, a school, community, leisure and sporting facilities and landscaped public spaces.

The site

The site is set on the administrative boundary between the Eastleigh and Test Valley Boroughs, bounded by Chestnut Avenue to the north, Stoneham Way to the East and Home Wood to the west. Park Farm is located to the south and Kennel Copse to the south-west.

A collaborative project

The unanimous backing by Eastleigh Borough Councillors is testament to Highwood's close collaboration with the local authority, county conservationists, specialist consultants and the local community. Always mindful of the impact on the local community, Highwood has actively engaged with residents throughout the process by holding public exhibitions that were attended by hundreds of local people who were invited to present their views and questions on how the development might affect their community and, in a final public exhibition, to see how their comments had been incorporated in to the masterplan.

The result is a scheme that delivers more than a thousand new homes, including affordable housing provision, a 60-bed care home, independent and assisted living accommodation, a new primary school, a community centre with shops a nursery and leisure facilities, superb sporting facilities and beautiful, landscaped open spaces. As part of the wider project, a new traffic management solution has been designed to ease the traffic flow on Stoneham Lane and the M27 motorway junctions.

Construction on the project is due to begin in 2016; in the meantime, please visit this website often to stay up to date with news and developments.

THE DETAILS

Highwood's development comprises a mix of residential, education, retail and community uses and the scheme is enhanced with a programme that will deliver a wealth of public open spaces, landscaping and highway works. The key project features include:

  • 1100 new dwellings with a range of densities and character areas across the site, including affordable housing and housing for the elderly
  • Retention and enhancement of the historic parkland avenue in the centre of the site
  • 3 main points of access from Chestnut Avenue and Stoneham Way
  • Connections for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians across the site and the wider area, including Lakeside Country Park and the future woodland park
  • A new primary school (2 Form entry) with capacity to enlarge to 3 Form entry
  • A new local centre with retail, leisure, nursery and community facilities
  • An extension to Lakeside Country Park and exceptional sporting facilities close by
  • Significant improvements to the biodiversity of the site
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NEWS

North Stoneham Park further public consultation announced

Monday 12th December 2016

Further to the outline planning permission being approved in January 2016, Highwood are now in the process of preparing a detailed planning application for the first phases which will include;


  • Around 500 dwellings.
  • Public open space play areas and the enhancement of the historic Avenue Park.
  • Local Centre Incorporating retail, residential and office development.
  • Community Centre and nursery.
  • A landmark building incorporating accommodation for the elderly.
Members of the Highwood project team will be on hand to answer any questions and there will be an opportunity to leave comments and complete a questionnaire.

The event will be held at ;

Pavilion on the Park
1 Kingfisher Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 9LH

on Monday 12th January from 2.30pm  to 6.30pm

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All enquiries to:

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The Pavilion, 1st Floor Botleigh Grange Office Campus
Hedge End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 2AF
Tel: 023 8202 2800