Basingstoke & Housing
Finding the right place to live for you and your family is an important decision, we hope this brief review of the local property market will help.
itself is quite self contained with many people living and working in
the area. For others it is a commuters dream with a fast train service to London
Waterloo (45 minutes) and host to 2 motorway junctions on the M3.
Our property market offers the complete mix. The town centre offers victorian era older style housing and modern eye catching apartment blocks. Surrounding Basingstoke are essentially satellite estates mostly built in the 1970's which offer value for money family housing. These areas are Brighton Hill, South Ham, Winklebury, Popley, Oakridge and Buckskin. Much of the housing in these areas are former local authority having mostly been purchased in the 80's & 90's. There a a couple of areas of traditional 3 bedroom semi's built in the 50's & 60's, Harrow Way and the Clarke Estate.
Further out are more modern housing developments with the typical range of apartments and starter homes through to executive detached houses. These areas are Chineham, Lychpit, Hatch Warren, Beggarwood, Kempshott, Limes Park and Marnell Park. Further afield Basingstoke is surrounded by some picture post card villages and the smaller towns of Tadley, Whitchurch and Overton that feature a mix of property as well as some fantastic character village property.
Some Local Property Agents
The information above has been kindly provided by Anthony Hamilton Estate Agents.
Publish date: 27 July 2011
Providing affordable housing is an important consideration in the borough. Between 2008 - 2011 the borough was allocated £55m to delivery 1270 affordable homes (a 3 year average of 423 affordable homes) set against the housing stratgey target of 300 new build affordable homes per annum plus an additional £4.3m for 150 homes first time buyers. The affordable housing completions for 2011 /12 are estimated at just over 300 unit.
Basingstoke offers a good range and standard of mainly modern accommodation
- The local area additionally offers historic properties
- Property remains affordable by county and region standards
- Property prices are over 1/4 cheaper than in London
- On-going programme of house building will aim to meet local housing needs
Ian Farr, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Housing Services, tel. 01256 845 422.
Local Housing Associations
Sovereign Kingfisher Housing Association
01256 302 302
Sentinel Housing Association
01256 338 800
Housing Advice & Benefits
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
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