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4,000-home Aldershot Garrison plan clears planning hurdle

Plans by the Ministry of Defence and Grainger for nearly 4,000 new homes have been approved by Rushmoor Borough Council.

The Aldershot Urban Extension, known as Wellesley, was unanimously approved at a special meeting of the council’s development control committee last night.

The 154-hectare master plan was granted outline planning permission, with 110 hectares of associated green space on the southern edge of the military town, subject to legal agreement.

Also granted approval was the detailed first phase, between Maida Gym and the Duchess of Kent Barracks, which will see 176 family homes and 52 flats beginning early next year.

The project as a whole will be phased over the next 12 to 15 years, with 35 per cent of the new homes for social rented or shared ownership.

Two new primary schools will also be built, along with extensions to Connaught and Wavell secondary schools..  

Councillor Gareth Lyon, chairman of Rushmoor Borough Council’s Development Control Committee, said: “This is great news for Aldershot.  The development represents a huge investment in the town, bringing more people to Aldershot, providing much-needed new homes, new jobs and a welcome boost to the local economy.”

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