Community begins to grow for long-running housing project in West of Waterlooville

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AN AMBITIOUS housing project is coming to fruition, eight years after it started.

West of Waterlooville, which is partially situated in the Havant borough, is undergoing a huge transformation, and will eventually incorporate more than 3,200 homes.

Forty per cent of the new homes on the 250-hectare site south of Denmead will be affordable housing, alongside a doctor’s surgery, nursery, two primary schools, five nature conservation sites and other amenities.

This follows eight years of community-building events including village green fetes and resident meetings.

Councillor Victoria Weston, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Built Environment, has branded the development ‘important and exciting’.

She said: ‘It is important because it helps to meet the district’s housing land supply and need for affordable housing; exciting because it will boost business and employment opportunities.’

It is expected to be completed in 2030.