17 October 2018
Hampshire - PBA, now part of Stantec, are delighted that work has started on site at North Whiteley, a new sustainable community of 3,500 homes, a secondary school, two primary schools, a nursery and two local community centres, as well as playing fields, protected wildlife corridors, and significant investment in local transport infrastructure.
PBA has played a key role in the visioning, masterplanning, and promotion of the development for over 15 years. Over this time, and working closely with Terence O’Rourke Ltd, our team of dedicated multi-disciplinary engineers and planners have successfully supported the allocation of the site within the Winchester Local Plan. The team also increased the allocation of houses from 3,000 to 3,500 through detailed technical evidence, engaged proactively with the local community, businesses and Councils to gain overwhelming support, submitted a bid for £14m of Government funding for strategic highway improvements, and secured outline planning permission in August 2018.
PBA has provided multi-disciplinary services to the North Whiteley Consortium, a group of developers including Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Homes, JGP Lakedale and Crest Nicholson, and continue to support the Consortium through Reserved Matters Applications and delivery of strategic infrastructure across the site as we enter the exciting new phase of building this new community.
Matt Charnock, Strategic Development Director at Bovis Homes, said:
“We are delighted to see work starting on site, realising the vision of a new vibrant, healthy and sustainable community that we have worked so hard towards. The whole team at PBA have played an invaluable role in getting us to this point, through their dedication and collaborative approach to development planning, and continue to play a key role in designing and delivering the strategic civil and highways infrastructure.”