NINE new homes could be built at the site of a former Basingstoke school after the latest plans lodged with the borough council were given the green light.

The site of the Kings School, in Bramblys Close, could soon house up to 20 residents across the nine homes, plus associated parking.

The project will provide “an appropriate amount of accommodation that responds to the need for houses within central Basingstoke,” according to documents accompanying the plans.

It is the third application to be submitted for the site since the school closed in 2017.

An initial proposal to build 16 homes in place of the school was rejected by planners later that year, before ‘permission in principle’ was later granted for nine dwellings to be built on the site.

And now Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has approved plans providing further technical details about what the nine-home development will entail.

The design and access statement reads: “The proposed housing mix consists of two one-bedroom apartments, three two-bedroom houses, and four three-bedroom houses.

“The allocated parking spaces for all plots are distributed appropriately around the site, with a total of 14 car parking spaces proposed including two unallocated spaces for visitors.

It adds: “Sheds are provided in the rear of all plots accommodating two cycle spaces. Eight visitor cycle spaces are provided at the front of the site enclosed by soft landscaping, and each plot has a short stay visitor hoop in their gardens.”

Access will be gained to the new homes via a single entrance on Bramblys Close – a street which is also home to the Bramblys Health Centre next door.

The 14 allocated parking spaces will be built side by side with each unit, although some residents say that the provisions are insufficient.

In public comments submitted on the council’s website, one resident points out that the three-bed properties have just one allocated space each.

Another neighbour, who lives in the adjoining Bramblys Drive, added: “Bramblys Drive is already extremely congested with a lot of parking on the road (particularly at weekends).

“I would support this proposal if it was accompanied by increased parking provision.

“I know that the current proposal meets the council’s legal requirement, but experience shows that this is inadequate.”

However, the plans stress that the spaces afforded are “compliant” with requirements.

The design and access statement adds: “The area is within an ‘Inner Urban Area’ and the number of parking spaces is considered compliant with the parking SPD (supplementary planning document) of Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council.”

To view the plans in full go to and search using the reference ‘19/02145/TDC’.