Whitehill & Bordon is being regenerated into a prosperous and sustainable green town.
The Army’s Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering has had a base in the town for more than 100 years and is relocating in 2015 to Wiltshire and therefore freeing-up approximately 100 hectares of land in Whitehill & Bordon.
A major regeneration scheme is progressing which is proposing to deliver:
- 3,350 new homes
- 5,500 new jobs
- A thriving new town centre
- New schools
- Protection and enhancement of 150 hectares of beautiful natural environment
Transformation of Whitehill & Bordon from garrison town to green town is well underway. With so much happening we understand that it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on where and when. So, to help you stay in the know, here is a brief overview of what’s happening.
- The first homes are being built at Quebec Park.
- Planning permission has been approved and developers enlisted to transform Prince Philip Barracks and the Technical Training Area.
- Plans and funding have been approved for the Future Skills Centre on Louisburg Barracks.
- The Homes and Communities Agency is leading on developing the Business and Enterprise Centre
- Work to improve Bordon Inclosure with new walkways, signs and sculptures have made the site more accessible and visitor-friendly.
- 24 businesses have been helped with grants, one-to-one business coaching and interior design advice.
- Louisburg Barracks is awarded Enterprise Zone status.
- Whitehill & Bordon is awarded Housing Zone status.
- The Prince of Wales visits Whitehill & Bordon.
- 72 homes go green under the COSY East Hants scheme, by offering cash back incentives for residents installing energy-saving measures
- Shipwrights Way is set to be complete in early August 2016
- The Garrison Pool is to be kept open for public use after residents called for the pool to be saved
- Designs for the new Health Campus are shaping up.