Exhibition of Aldershot urban extension plansBy Amy Taylor
January 31, 2013
A TWO-DAY public exhibition of the Aldershot Urban Extension plans will be held from tomorrow, February 1, as the 10-week public consultation continues.
The plans were submitted to Rushmoor Borough Council shortly before Christmas, and all 282 documents were validated in early January.
They are now available online and at the council offices in Farnborough, awaiting feedback from people in the town who want to have their say on the proposals.
The long-awaited scheme, known as project Wellesley, will take around 15 years to complete and will be done in phases to create a total of 3,850 new homes, of which 35% will be affordable housing schemes.
Phase One, due to start early next year, will be made up of 228 homes, and later phases will include the preservation of historic buildings such as Cambridge Military Hospital and Headquarters 4th Division, which would be brought back into use as homes and community centres.
The 150-hectare site will include two schools, a central park area and several open green spaces, and will fill the brownfield site running along the A325 Farnborough Road between the Basingstoke Canal to Knollys Road, and over as far as Ordnance Road and the railway line.
Grainger, the development partners working with Defence Infrastructure Organisation, who own the Wellesley site, have taking the plans forward.
Plans, artists’ impressions and documents relating to the site will be on display at Wellington Shopping Centre on February 1 from 11.30am until 5pm, and on February 2 from 10.30am until 3pm.
Comments on the plans must be received by Friday March 29.
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