Stand Up For The North Hampshire Downs
STaNHD, Stand up for the North Hampshire Downs
is a group set up by local people to protect and promote the North Hampshire Downs for the community and future generations to experience and enjoy.
Portsmouth Estates have submitted a concept document for "Upper Swallick Garden Village" which would ultimately be a new town consisting of at least 2500 houses. The development would be the size of central Basingstoke and would concrete over a large area of pristine chalk downland.
The area under threat from this specific development stretches south and west of Basingstoke from Cliddesden and the M3 to the A339 reaching as far as Winslade and Ellisfield.
However the greater area of chalk downland that is the North Hampshire Downs needs our protection.
The aim is to preserve this beautiful landscape for future generations
Once this farmland is gone, it is gone.
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STaNHD featured on BBC South Today News.