More than 70 residents attended a webinar with Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company on Monday evening to hear about the plans to develop the first phase of BOSC Village.

It came after a month-long online consultation, which gave people the chance to view plans and provide feedback.

James Child and Bruce Collinson of the regeneration company discussed plans to develop the land around BOSC pavilion, which includes the construction of a care home and around 360 one and two-bedroom flats and two to five-bedroom houses.

The houses will be built over seven years with the first phase of 110 homes north of Oakhanger Road set for completion in December 2024.

Mr Child expressed the need to deliver the plans agreed by East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) in 2015.

He said: “BOSC Village will provide a green and leafy setting for residents and very much have a village feel to it. The development is being designed by the same architect behind the first phase of Poundbury, and is taking their inspiration from the character of the area and the traditional Hampshire style of housing.

“The new care home will deliver increased care facilities for older residents in a quiet setting in the town.”

Mr Collinson said there had been close collaboration with tree and ecology specialists on the felling of lower quality trees and planting of new native species, fruit trees, shrubs and flowers on the land around the pavilion.

The landscape masterplan aims to improve the mix of diversity of species and support the wildlife that is already there.

A village pond with wetland planting will support the local wildlife and create a place for residents to enjoy nature at the heart of the new proposals.

Commenting on the next steps, Mr Child said: “A full reserved matters application will be made by the end of January in consultation with East Hampshire District Council where planners will go through the planning process, during which time the public can comment further on the plans.

“It is hoped that a decision will be made by the end of May and site preparation work will begin in June.

“We thank everyone who took the time to join the webinar and fed back during the community consultation period.”