Bargate Homes Submits Outline Planning Application for Site in Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire

Hampshire-based Bargate Homes has submitted an outline planning application for a housing development in Goodworth Clatford, south of Andover, Hampshire. The plans for the 2.9Ha (7.2-acre) site propose a development of up to 40 dwellings and new public open space.

Located on Barrow Hill, the housing plans for the site includes 40% of the plots allocated for affordable housing – which will be delivered and managed by VIVID. Currently, the land is inaccessible to the public and being used as arable land.

The proposed housing development will make a significant contribution to the shortage of affordable homes in the locality. A variety of housing options and tenure will be available, to suit a range of households looking to get onto the housing ladder, upgrade to a larger family home, or downsize.

Mark White, Managing Director of Bargate Homes, said:

“We are pleased to have submitted an outline planning application for this great site in Goodworth Clatford, a picturesque village surrounded by countryside. This is a beautiful area of Hampshire, and we are delighted to be in the position to put forward plans that will provide local families with an opportunity to own an energy efficient new home.”

“Our vision for this site is to create a sustainable new community, with access to local facilities, connected walking and cycle routes, multi-functional open space, while delivering additional social, economic and sustainability benefits.”

Bargate Homes’ plans for the Goodworth Clatford site have been designed by Mosaic Urban Design and Masterplanning in accordance with the 20-minute neighbourhood concept, set out by the Town and Country Planning Association, which encourages sustainable placemaking. This means that the site is in a sustainable location with employment and education facilities accessible within a 20-minute walk, cycle or drive from the site.

Close to the proposed development there are several village amenities, including a primary school, post office and shops, a village hall, a play area, allotments, and the Queen Elizabeth II Recreation Ground.

The housing development will deliver biodiversity benefits including new planting and rewilding of areas across the site, to encourage habitats to develop overtime. Each of the new proposed homes will be built to a high EPC rating, allowing future residents to benefit from a lower carbon footprint and lower energy bills.

Andover is the next largest town and three miles from the site. Andover train station has services to London Waterloo in 1 hour 10 minutes, as well as larger towns and cities such as Basingstoke to the north, and Winchester and Southampton to the south. The A303 can be accessed in under 10 minutes which leads onto the M3 and the wider motorway network.

Established in 2006, Bargate Homes is a wholly owned subsidiary of VIVID – Hampshire’s largest provider of affordable homes. The company delivers select developments in prime locations across Hampshire, Dorset, and West Sussex. 300 homes are currently under construction across six live developments, supported by a pipeline of future sites expected to deliver in excess of 2,500 new homes.

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