Bewley Homes has purchased land at Two Gate Lane, Overton, to the west of Basingstoke and will now start to build 82 of its high-quality Garden Village Collection of homes. The award-winning company secured planning consent in November when an inspector ruled in favour of Bewley Homes’ appeal against refusal for the development.
The mix will include one-bedroom maisonettes, two, three and four bedroom homes, as well as provision for public open space at the site. As part of the scheme, 33 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership will be built. The company will now start its build programme in the Spring.
Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “This is a significant development for the area and we are delighted to be back building in Overton again. We are now looking forward to delivering our high-quality Garden Village Collection of homes for both private and affordable tenure. These 82 quality new homes will help some of the ways to satisfy the local demand for new housing in Overton and in the Basingstoke and Deane borough.”
Andrew added: “Our ethos is to deliver greener and more sustainable schemes for the future. As part of our proposals, we instructed ACD Environmental to undertake a Biodiversity Impact Calculator (BIC) assessment to establish the impact on biodiversity. As a result, Bewley Homes has committed to retaining and enhancing on-site habitats including woodland, native hedgerow and bramble scrub and providing new on-site habitats including native hedgerows, lowland meadow vegetated gardens and new trees. In addition to the on-site enhancements, we have also committed to creating additional off-site habitat in the form of 0.83Ha of mixed deciduous woodland and 1.15 Ha of lowland meadow.”
The on-site and off-site habitat enhancements and the creation of new habitats are secured through the S106 legal agreement, which includes the production of a report outlining how the habitats will be enhanced/ created and a long-term management and monitoring plan to secure the biodiversity net gain in perpetuity.
Bewley prides itself on innovation and creativity in its approach to land buying and securing planning permission and has forged many successful joint ventures as it brings developments to fruition. Bewley Homes has been designing and building beautiful, high-quality homes in some of the most desirable locations in the south of England for over 30 years.