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Housing association Sentinel has submitted an outline planning application to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for a major residential development at Chapel Hill in Kingsclere Road.

The £100 million proposals include the construction of 578 new homes as well as 2.85 hectares of open space. The 'Eli Lily' building on the site will be retained and converted into private flats under the plans.

The plans were first unveiled for public consultation in March last year. Sentinel said in a statement that the overall feedback from the local community had been "really positive" and that the proposals had been revised to take on board views and comments by local people.

“We’ve developed this application by working together with the local community, Basingstoke and Deane councillors and officers," said Sentinel development and regeneration director Mike Shepherd. 

"Our intention is to create a vibrant new community close to the town centre with a choice of homes to suit all pockets. And we aren’t stopping there - we’re also proposing improvements to crossing points on Kingsclere Road and to the main pedestrian route into town,” he added.

Subject to grant of planning permission, Sentinel said it hoped site preparation and a detailed design process could start in the autumn.

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