The old mill building gets a makeover | South East real estate news



Revised plans to turn a former mill in Winchester into a mixed-use residential project could soon be approved.

Abbey Mill is located off Station Road and is considered to be in poor condition.

Plans for the redevelopment of the site were first presented in August 2017, but have been discussed and revised over the years.

It was noted that progress on the application stalled until last year due to ongoing negotiations with the landowner and additional information requested by Winchester City Council.

The application must now be presented to the authority’s planning committee on August 17.

A 66-bed care home, 38 assisted living units, 19 family homes and 12 affordable housing units are lined up. Public open space is also included.

A revised planning statement submitted in February 2022 noted that the bid “contributes to building a strong, responsive and competitive economy, delivering significant economic benefits”.

He added: “The proposals continue to include a fully integrated program committed to the provision of care, which addresses a range of needs from those with very high care needs to those who are able to live to some extent. independently but still require regular care assistance.

“[It also] provides open market development with a level of affordable housing consistent with policy and an amount of open public space exceeding policy requirements. »

Approval was recommended.