Housing association Vivid has submitted plans for 203 homes at Winklebury near Basingstoke.

The association says the properties (40 per cent of them affordable) will be ‘highly sustainable modern homes’ at the 10.41-hectare site of the former Fort Hill Community School which closed in 2018.

A masterplan for the scheme includes a new community park on the former playing fields, a pre-school, play area, medical centre, multi-use community space and a retail area.

Mike Shepherd, group development and new business director, said: “We received a fantastic response from the local public whilst we were creating our proposals and via our thorough consultation for Winklebury.

“The feedback shared has come from a diverse range of voices in and around the area, enabling us to shape our plans for an exciting, modern new community, with much-needed affordable homes and new public spaces for people to come together and enjoy.

“Submitting the planning application presents a unique opportunity to access a significant level of grant funding from the Government, which will allow us to invest in regenerating and transforming central Winklebury.”

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