Uplands Farm Estate consists of two sites owned by Hampshire County Council - west of Woodhouse Lane in Hedge End and north and east of Winchester Street in Botley.  

The County Council has agreed to make the land available for housing development in order to support Eastleigh Borough Council in fulfilling local housing need, to assist in the delivery of the Botley Bypass and to enable the provision of a new secondary school to meet local education need. The County Council has been working with Eastleigh Borough Council to help develop the vision for both sites.

The objective across the two sites is to provide up to 980 new homes including 35% affordable housing, playing fields and areas of open space, a local centre, additional allotments and a new 7 form entry (7FE) secondary school.

Hampshire County Council is also proposing to build a new Bypass to relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality in Botley village.  Planning consent for the new Bypass was granted in November 2017. The Uplands Farm Estate applications have been considered and designed with reference to the consented Bypass scheme to ensure all three applications are fully integrated and the development of these sites will enable the release of land required to construct the Botley Bypass.

The development proposals for Uplands Farm Estate are to be delivered within two separate planning applications - one for the Woodhouse Lane site and the other for the Winchester Street site. 

Planning consent for the Woodhouse Lane development was approved in September 2019.   This has enabled the construction of the new secondary school to begin, as well as providing outline approval for up to 605 new homes, together with public open spaces, community sport land, a local centre, additional rights of way and highway infrastructure.  Details of this planning application can be viewed on Eastleigh Borough Council’s website: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-applications

Woodhouse Lane site:  Reference number: O/18/83634

Construction of the new secondary school which has detailed planning approval is soon to begin, with contractors Kier now preparing the site on Woodhouse Lane (including a temporary construction access) in readiness of construction work to commence on the school buildings later this year.

Hampshire County Council Property Services has been commissioned to oversee the design and construction of the school by the Department for Education (DfE).  Wildern Academy Trust has been selected by the Secretary State of Education to operate the new free school which will be known as Deer Park Secondary School. The school will initially accommodate 120 Year 7 pupils, rising to 1,050 at full capacity. The school is expected to be complete by September 2021. 

Once built, the Deer Park School will form part of the Wildern Academy Trust.

The highway access works to support the opening of Deer Park Secondary School will also include new and improved pedestrian and cycle links for the community. Work is expected to commence on these new links in Autumn / Winter 2020. 

The second planning application to develop land north of Winchester Street to accommodate up to 375 new homes, public open space and allotments, is expected to be determined by Eastleigh Borough Council later this year.  Details of this planning application can be viewed on Eastleigh Borough Council’s website: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-applications

Winchester Street site: Reference number: O/18/83698

Our proposals

Project vision

To create new communities within a rural location that are well connected to the existing settlements of Hedge End and Botley and promote a high quality of life by providing:

  • Housing to meet local needs – with a variety of types and tenures.
  • Sustainable transport options and layouts that promote active lifestyles.
  • A mixture of uses including social, education, commercial and residential.
  • Outdoor spaces, street design and landscape that encourage social interaction ton create a community atmosphere.
  • High quality design that creates a distinctive sense of place.
Design principles