PLANS for 182 new homes in Whiteley have been approved.

Woodlands Chase, a development by Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, will feature a selection of two to five bedroom properties, alongside 27 affordable homes available for rent and shared ownership.

Part of the larger consortium site of Whiteley Meadows, which comprises Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson, Bovis Homes and JGP Lakedale, Woodlands Chase will feature play areas, open spaces and public art, whilst creating a quiet yet friendly community for new and existing homeowners in the area.

Initial plans were submitted earlier this year.

As part of the application, which has been accepted by Winchester City Council, Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties will make contributions of more than £13m to services, facilities and infrastructure in the Whiteley community.

Roz Wells, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties,told the Daily Echo: “Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure our plans for Woodlands Chase have come to fruition. This has been an exciting journey and we’re thrilled to be able to progress with our plans for much-needed high quality, new build properties in the area.

“We understand that we’re building more than just homes in Whiteley, which is why we’re pledging such vast investment towards the facilities and services that are the lifeblood of the community. It’s key that we’re build a sustainable development that will continue to thrive for many years to come.”

Work is likely to commence at Woodlands Chase in January 2020.