Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Whitehill Bordon 'green housing' is approved

Plans for Quebec Barracks Image copyright Radian
Image caption The plans include 100 new homes and a business hub

Plans to provide 100 homes in a so-called "green development" at an empty army barracks in Hampshire have been given the go-ahead.

East Hampshire District Council's planning committee approved plans by developer Radian for the Quebec Barracks in Whitehill Bordon.

Plans for the 3.5-hectare site include "zero-carbon" homes as well as offices and a cafe.

Subject to full planning permission, work is due to start in the spring.

In 2011 the MoD sold off the site after announcing it would be leaving Whitehill Bordon as part of the Strategic Defence Review. Remaining Army personnel are set to leave the site by the end of 2015.

Image caption The planned development incorporates the former army buildings

Sixty-five of the homes will be available for private sale and 35 will be affordable housing. It is hoped the plans would create 100 jobs.

Councillor Adam Carew, said the development would "kick-start" the regeneration of the area.

"The mix of house types and tenures will provide a variety of options for future residents and the business hub and café will be fantastic additions to the town," he said.

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