Plans for the redevelopment of a former school and leisure centre site have been given the green light in Bordon.
East Hampshire District Council approved the planning application submitted by national housebuilder, Miller Homes, who will build a collection of 147 properties on brownfield land off Mill Chase Road, which was once home to Mill Chase Academy and Leisure Centre, before they relocated in 2019.
The 12-acre site had been earmarked for new housing by the council as part of its local plan. In total, Miller Homes will build 122 houses and 25 apartments and maisonettes at its development, which is to be called Mill Chase Park in homage to the site’s former use.
In addition to the new housing, Miller Homes has agreed as part of its planning application to provide a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) of 24 acres of land at Standford Grange Farm to the south east of the site.
The developer will also contribute almost £3m to local services across Whitehill and Bordon, via a Section 106 agreement. Funds will be distributed among services in health, education, leisure, transport, housing and public open spaces, including £980,760 for the expansion of Oakmoor School, which relocated from the site of the housing scheme.
Miller Homes, whose Southern region is based at its Basingstoke head office, will build a total of 96 homes for private sale, and a further 51 properties will be provided as affordable housing, including 12 properties as First Homes.
Mill Chase Park will comprise a mix of one to four-bedroom houses and apartments, plus three acres of public open space around the boundary of the development, including a pedestrian cycle path and three pedestrian access links to the neighbouring Mill Chase recreation ground.
For more information on the homes coming soon by Miller Homes in Bordon, visit https://www.millerhomes.co.uk/new-homes/south-east/mill-chase-park-bordon.aspx.