PLANS for up to 1,700 new homes, a medical centre and care home in Alderholt are set to be unveiled to residents.

Dudsbury Homes is launching a consultation and will outline its vision for Alderholt Meadows during a public exhibition at the village hall tomorrow (Friday, July 1) from 1pm to 7pm.

A statement issued on behalf of Dudsbury Homes says that the “vision” would deliver “social, environmental and health and wellbeing benefits to the entire Alderholt community”.

These would include up to 1,700 new homes with up to 35 per cent affordable homes, a care home, and a new medical centre and pharmacy, which would be built in partnership with local practitioners.

The proposals would also see the introduction and initial funding of a Monday to Saturday hourly bus service, which it says would enable residents to make “reliable and sustainable journeys” via a new route from Alderholt to Ringwood via Fordingbridge.

A new village square would be provided with new local shops, cafés and a second pub in addition to “multiple community spaces”, more than 125 acres of new green space and further land for biodiversity enhancement.

The plans would also take into account digital infrastructure for both new and existing residents in the village including fibre broadband, electric vehicle charging and energy efficient homes.

There would also be a “significantly larger recreation ground with enhanced sports facilities” including all weather pitches, a new club house and changing pavilion.

In addition to this, the outline of the vision for the developments says there would be a re-routed Ringwood Road “providing a quieter environment for residents and providing safe access to the new village centre”.

A statement issued said: “Alderholt Meadows could provide up to 1,700 new homes, with up to 35 per cent affordable homes (in the region of 595) provided as a range of tenures including the ‘first homes’ concept, socially rented and shared ownership properties, ensuring homes are within financial reach.

“Furthermore, the homes will adopt a fabric first approach that ensures comfortable, low energy homes that are compatible with all stages of life and that meet post-pandemic needs.”

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