Outline planning application for Manydown

Manydown Consultation

An outline planning application for the northern part of Manydown was submitted in March 2017 by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council as joint leasehold owners of the land, following extensive public involvement in drawing up a masterplan.

The outline planning application sets out the main principles for developing a thriving new community of up to 3,520 new homes, businesses, shops and community facilities, two new primary schools and land for a new secondary school, and a 250 acre country park in north Manydown.

Further updates were made in response to comments from previous planning consultations in March 2017, July 2018, January 2019 and December 2019.

Following the most recent planning consultation, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as local planning authority will consider the outline planning application for Manydown at a meeting of the Development Control Committee set for 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

For more information on the application, including comments received during periods of planning consultation, see the borough council’s planning webpages at

Fact sheets giving an overview of the proposals for Manydown are also available on the Manydown project website at

Development partner announced

Urban&Civic, partnered with the Wellcome Trust, has been announced as the private sector development partner who will join Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council to deliver their ambitious plans for an exemplar development of new homes on the northern part of Manydown in Basingstoke.

Urban&Civic, the nationally renowned master developer with an impressive track record of creating great places to live, supported by global charitable foundation the Wellcome Trust, was chosen after a comprehensive 18 month procurement process by the two councils, as joint leasehold owners of the land.

Following the selection of the successful bidder, work is now focused on finalising contracts with Urban&Civic to allow the master developer to join with the councils in a unique joint venture partnership to deliver the exciting vision for Manydown, embracing Garden Town principles.

Urban&Civic, as the UK's leading master developer, has over 25 years' experience of turning strategic sites into vibrant new communities. Urban&Civic recognises the importance of delivering quality and placemaking from the outset with early investment in infrastructure and amenities that make a difference, such as community facilities, bicycle lanes, roads, parks and schools. It actively supports local small and medium-sized house builders, as well as building homes itself, and ensures that jobs and skills are created through the investment made. Urban&Civic's successful developments include the highly-regarded Alconbury Weald, creating 5,000 new homes on a former Cambridgeshire cold war airfield, and Houlton in Rugby, a new community of 6,200 homes.

The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health, whose investment portfolio provides the income for its funding.

The search started in May 2016 for a partner with the necessary vision, expertise and financial resources to deliver the exceptional new communities the two councils are determined to achieve at Manydown, with the formal stages of procurement starting in July 2016. Detailed proposals were put forward by bidders through four stages of procurement, following which Urban&Civic, partnered with The Wellcome Trust, was announced as the successful bidder in February 2018.

Manydown Development Brief

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The land allocated by the Local Plan includes a number of other sites not owned by the councils.

Under its responsibility for planning, the borough council has drawn up a Manydown Development Brief to coordinate the developments and the planning of the infrastructure needed to support them. The overall allocation in the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan allows for approximately 3,400 homes in total to be built.

For more information on the Manydown Development Brief, visit

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