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Garden village Welborne to come to Fareham

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As the housing market improves, so does the availability of homes in Hampshire as news comes of a new garden village to be developed in the area, sharing access to a £6million fund over the next two years.  Welborne will be situated just outside Fareham as part of the Government’s new Garden Village framework in a bid to provide high quality, affordable housing.

Garden Village Framework

Under Government plans there will be 14 garden villages across the UK, each of which will have between 1,500 and 10,000 properties.  “It’s envisaged that through this scheme there will be more than 48,000 homes developed,” explains Sarah Brooks, Residential Conveyancing Partner.  “Plans for Welborne were approved by Fareham Borough Council in June 2015, and it is not only housing that will be developed, but a whole new community where people can benefit from homes, jobs, community facilities and enhanced local transport.”

Welborne Garden Village

Welborne is to be located north of the M27, proposing to improve links to Fareham and junction 10 of the M27.  The plans include 6,000 new homes as well as approximately 5,735 new jobs with new office, industrial and warehouse floor space.  Community facilities will also be developed including a village centre and two local neighbourhood centres with a variety of shops.  “As well as buildings, there will also be 270 acres of green space for the population of Welborne, which is estimated to be around 117,000,” continues Sarah.  “Four new schools are also to be built; one secondary school and three primary schools.”

Transport links are to be improved to accommodate the new garden village, with the current Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit being extended to provide a service between Welborne and Fareham Town Centre.   

“With the property market going from strength to strength, it’s positive news to see the Government bringing a development like this to Hampshire,” concludes Sarah.  “Unlike previous schemes where the focus has been on simply building new homes, these garden villages will be bringing new communities to the area and providing new facilities for them to enjoy opposed to fitting into existing ones.  As with all new developments, there have been concerns about the impact the plans will have on the existing Fareham communities, particularly during the development and building works.  We join other residents and businesses based in Hampshire in the desire to see how the plans develop to counteract these concerns, and learn how Fareham and Hampshire can benefit further.”

Fareham has been added to the list of garden villages which also includes Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon; Oxfordshire Cotswold in West Oxfordshire; Deenethorpe in East Northamptonshire; Culm in Mid Devon; West Carclaze in Cornwall; Dunton Hills near Brentwood, Essex and many more.

For more information on the Welborne garden village you can visit the website here.  If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home you can find out more details on the conveyancing section of our website.

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