Shaping the future through Horizon 2050

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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 being developed?

The vision has been created through the Horizon 2050 project. This has seen lots of different organisations and residents contributing 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 is due to be discussed at council committees during December 2018 and January 2019, and then adopted by the borough council and its partners in February and March 2019.

The Horizon 2050 vision

The vision has been broken down into themes: Homes and housing; Healthy, safe and inclusive communities; 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.

Does the vision feel right to you?

We welcome your views on whether the Horizon 2050 vision feels right to you. Through an extensive programme of around 20 events, workshops and 1,101 interviews involving nearly 1,500 residents, local leaders and business owners in 1,400 hours' worth of conservations, we have gained an understanding of, and agreement on, what the community wants from the future.

Tell us if this shared vision feels right to you from Tuesday 4 December 2018 until Sunday 13 January 2019.

If you would like to provide feedback you can do so by clicking on the button below:

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Keep up to date

You can register to be kept in touch with all council news and events, including what’s happening with Horizon 2050 by visiting

If you have any questions, please email

Vision documents

PDF document Horizon 2050 vision (PDF) [650 kb]

PDF document Horizon 2050 Research and Engagement summary report of findings (PDF) [19 Mb]

PDF document Horizon 2050 consultation summary report of findings (PDF) [761 kb]

PDF document Horizon 2050 sample survey summary report of findings (PDF) [2 Mb]

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