Our Vision for Welborne

Welborne Garden Village combines the very best traditional housebuilding with 21st century living.  This will be a sustainable new settlement combining housing, schools, shops, local facilities and employment within an attractive, walkable and leafy environment – bringing together the best of town and country. Our vision is to create a well-planned, well-designed place that is built to last.  The focus is on place-making to enable the creation of a strong sense of community where people can put down roots for the long term. 

The vision is supported by six key objectives :

  1. Develop a community that is attractive and well planned
  2. Design a place that is distinct and characterful
  3. Create a vibrant community for all
  4. Support health and well-being of residents
  5. Build in resilience and sustainability
  6. Adopt a long-term stewardship approach

Welborne is about far more than housing.  Investment in the provision of facilities to support every day life is integral to our plans.  Facilities such as retail, health, community and social amenities together with parks, woodland and open space are being planned alongside delivery of housing.

Design Codes are being developed to create a sense of identity and character, ensuring the central vision is maintained over the 25+ year build out.  Welborne will not be a series of ‘identikit’ houses with little or no variation. Instead there will be character areas designed to reflect the landscape setting using an approach to building design that is empathetic to the neighbouring Hampshire villages.  Residential areas have been designed to be ‘walkable neighbourhoods’ with easy access to employment, education, open space and other facilities within Welborne.  There will be a variety of homes of different types, size and tenure, integrated to achieve socially inclusive, mixed-income, inter-generational development.

Buckland will continue its long-term vision and involvement beyond planning, through construction and into the stewardship of the early community.  Welborne Garden Village Trust (a not for profit company) has been established to provide support and stewardship of  the growing community, manage and maintain public areas of realm and allow for active participation of residents.