In January 2016 outline permission was granted by Eastleigh Local Area Committee for 1100 dwellings, a care home, new local centre including primary school, pre-school, community building, offices and public open space on land south of Chestnut Avenue. Associated with this, permission was also granted for replacement playing pitches and facilities at land south of Junction 5 M27, an extension to Lakeside Country Park and a new cycleway/footway along Stoneham Lane.
The new North Stoneham Park community will provide over 1100 new homes set around a beautiful parkland feature. The new community will also includes a new local centre including a new primary school, children’s pre-school nursery, community buildings, residential care home, retail and office buildings and car parking.
The Council played a key role and, by working closely with the developer, has speeded up the delivery of the scheme that will provide much needed new homes for market and affordable rent. The homes and the new school and road improvements will now be provided much earlier than would have happened without our intervention.
Key to the first phase of the development are 146 new homes that are being purchased by the Council and will be managed by VIVID (formerly First Wessex) social housing provider.
The new homes are a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes and will be available for market rent, providing the Council with an ongoing rental income.
For more details on current properties available please contact Vivid
Overall the whole development will provide 1,100 new homes, together with a new local centre, including a new primary school, children’s pre-school nursery, community building, residential care home, retail and office buildings and car parking.
There will also be two children’s play areas, green pathway links through the development, together with a number of smaller areas of open space.There will also be pedestrian and cycle links across the site, some of which will follow the routes of historic carriage drives.
Scroll through views of the new community
Stoneham Football hub
The Council in partnership with the developer of the new North Stoneham housing development, Highwood Homes, have undertaken the delivery of the grass football pitches and associated facilities being provided at the Monks Brook playing fields. These replace those being lost at Stoneham Park and Jubilee Playing Fields as part of the North Stoneham housing and community development. Read more about the project
Stoneham Community Centre
An application for a new local centre on North Stoneham Park, Chestnut Avenue has been approved including plans for shops, cafe, gymnasium, community centre, nursery, offices and 26 age-restricted flats.
The new centre will consist of four major buildings that will be linked by a landscaped public ‘square’. It will be sited in the south east corner of the development, adjacent to Stoneham Lane and opposite the Concorde Club.
The centre will include a two-storey gateway building with provision for a local supermarket and a cafe on the ground floor and a gym on the first floor.
There will also be 26 flats for the elderly that provide for the need to have homes close to local centres. It is the intention that all of these flats will be provided as affordable housing and will consist of 14 one-bed apartments and 12 two-bed apartments with four on the ground floor, eleven on the first floor and eleven on the second floor. The block will also include a residents lounge, a mobility scooter store, a reception, a residents garden and car parking spaces.
Positioned behind the residents building will be a two-storey building providing a community centre, nursery and a large external play area. There are also plans to develop a four-storey office building which will have 105 parking spaces including five disabled bays.