Environmental renewal schemes

The council has allocated approximately £3.5 million to carry our environmental renewal schemes since starting the programme in 2005. A number of schemes have been completed across the borough, such as:

Western Way, South Ham and Cambrian Way, Buckskin

Works carried out in response to the consultation that was carried out in September 2021 included:

  • tree planting
  • bulb planting to enhance the landscape and increase biodiversity
  • new footpaths, benches and handrails
  • clearance and replanting of areas to increase natural surveillance
  • installation of wooden bollards in areas where parking on grass and tree roots has been an issue
Norn Hill North, Norden

Works completed in 2023 to enhance communal areas have included:

  • installation of a new macadam footpath to rear of Coleman Close on line of existing desire line to protect and tidy up grass area
  • installation of bow top fencing along edge of open space at Coleman Close to discourage ball games against property whilst maintaining natural surveillance
  • installation of new bench at Brocas Drive
  • clearance and replanting of areas with low planting against low walls for neater appearance whilst increasing natural surveillance and discouraging fly tipping
  • replanting and reseeding to enhance neglected areas
  • ornamental tree and bulb planting

These improvements were implemented following the residents consultation that was carried out in October 2022.

Popley Islands West

Works to enhance communal areas and opens spaces have included:

  • installation of a new footpath at Tewkesbury Open Space to allow easier access to benches and outdoor gym equipment
  • installation and upgrade of the steps and pathway between Tobago Close and Speckled Wood Road making access easier between the two areas
  • installation of wooden bollards in areas where parking on kerbs has been an issue
  • clearance and replanting of areas to increase natural surveillance
  • replanting and reseeding to enhance neglected areas
  • ornamental tree and bulb planting

These improvements have been designed in response to the consultation that was carried out in December 2020.

Works are scheduled to start towards the end of this year on Popley Abbey Road area with completion expected early in 2024.

Types of schemes that can be considered are:

  • enhancement of neglected areas by replacing fencing, benches, bins and tidying up overgrown plant beds
  • improvements to the layout of footpaths and removal of inappropriate features
  • removal of isolated grass and planted areas
  • reduction of nuisance issues such as ball games
  • upgrading of open space and youth facilities
  • provision new link paths where there are desire lines
  • landscape improvements to deter fly tipping

Other similar types of scheme that are deemed a priority by the residents in a particular neighbourhood can also be considered.
For further information contact landscape@basingstoke.gov.uk

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