Following the approval of the Whiteley North Planning application in October 2015 by Winchester City Council everything has gone very quiet. Supposedly the application and therefore the works have been delayed because of the discovery of a main sewer pipe running through the site. This has delayed the project and has put the £14m funding from the Solent Enterprise Partnership for the new road onto Botley Rd in jeopardy as its unlikely the new road will be in place within the 3 years required for the funding to be granted. If the money is lost it is doubtful the new road(s) will be built before the houses. Here is an outline of the works expected. As ever things may change but at the moment no planning consent for North Whiteley exists.
Year 1 - June 2018
Extension of Bluebell Way
Construction of 125 new homes
Running Total: 125 additional homes
Year 2 - 2019
Construction of 375 additional homes
Increasing the capacity of the Rookery Avenue/ Parkway roundabout (R1) through widening and signalisation.
Increasing the capacity of Whiteley Way
Improvements to Parkway North Junction (R1a) including signalisation and filter lane for north bound traffic turning right.
Start widening Whiteley Way from Parkway North junction (R1a) to Marjoram Way/ Whiteley Way roundabout (R2)
Running Total: 500 additional homes
Year 3 - 2020
Construction of 575 new homes
Completion of all above improvements
Bluebell Way extension onto Botley Road. (Now in doubt)
Cornerstone Primary School relocation and build.
Whiteley Way extended to site of New Secondary school.
Running Total: 1075 additional homes and September 2020 ETA for Cornerstone Primary School move.
Year 4 - 2021
Construction of 700 new homes
Secondary School and floodlit all weather football pitches completed.
Running Total: 1775 additional homes, a Primary School open and a Secondary School being built.
(2nd Primary School and Senior School not due to open until September 2025)
Taylor Wimpey are starting to advertise homes.