Popham Airfield threatened by garden village plan

Popham Airfield, in the heart of the Green Belt
Popham is one of the airfields that's responded to the survey. It's home to pilots all across the aouth-east

Popham Airfield is under threat of being turned into a garden village with 3,000 homes being built on the Hampshire site.

The Airfield is included in the latest update to the local plan for Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council which is expected to be released for a six-week consultation period later this month.

The draft version of the local plan update can be downloaded here.

The document describes Popham Garden Village as “a healthy and sustainable place with a strong, clearly defined and coherent village character, which maximises the opportunities presented by its attractive rural setting in a sensitive and positive manner”.

There’s no mention of Popham Airfield or aviation activities.

It appears a developer has already been approached, although the project is renamed Coxford Garden Village.

On the Alfred Strategic website, it says, “Alfred Homes has been chosen to act as promoter of the future Coxford Garden Village, located within Basingstoke & Deane Borough. The emerging masterplan for the new village includes a range of services, schools and a local centre to support a thriving and highly sustainable new community within Hampshire.”

Cocksford Down is the name of a nearby geographical feature.

As soon as Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council announces the start of the consultation, FLYER will publish details.

Outline of Popham Garden Village

Outline of Popham Garden Village


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