Shaping the future through Horizon 2050
Basingstoke and Deane is a great place to live today thanks to the well-thought-out and bold long-term decisions taken in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, which planned our current infrastructure.
Horizon 2050 sets an ambitious and aspirational shared vision to ensure that residents have high quality homes, jobs, and leisure and community facilities for decades to come. This will drive and provide the foundations for far-reaching decisions about the future, setting the direction for the council and other partners’ work.
How was Horizon 2050 developed?
The vision reflects the aspirations and ambitions of lots of different organisations and residents who contributed their ideas through workshops and events to help determine what is important and right for the future of the borough. A public consultation was held during the summer of 2018 and a telephone sample survey was carried out. All views provided informed the development of the vision, which was adopted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in February 2019 and Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership in March 2019.
The vision has been endorsed by local businesses and organisations -
- Anvil Arts
- Ayre Chamberlain and Gaunt
- Basingstoke College of Technology
- Basingstoke Consortium
- Basingstoke Voluntary Action
- Destination Basingstoke
- EBP South
- Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service - North Hampshire Group
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Land and Property Group
- Queen Mary’s College
- The University of Winchester
The Horizon 2050 vision
The vision has been broken down into themes: Homes and housing; Healthy, safe and inclusive communities; Natural environment; Sustainability; Transport; Education; Economy and entrepreneurship; and A borough with heritage and distinction. All of the themes are equally important and there are overlaps between them.
The Horizon 2050 vision document can be seen at the bottom of this page, alongside a research and engagement document that presents the findings from all of the workshops and meetings, the results of the sample survey and consultation.
Through an extensive programme of around 20 events, workshops and interviews involving nearly 1,500 residents, local leaders and business owners in 1,400 hours' worth of conversations, we have gained an understanding of, and agreement on, what the community wants from the future.