SU6051 : Rough land behind Worting

taken 2 years ago, near to Wootton st Lawrence, Hampshire, Great Britain

Rough land behind Worting
Rough land behind Worting
In June 2017 work started here to build new houses.
Beckets Rise - Basingstoke
A collection of photographs documenting the destruction of green space in the village of Worting on the western edge of Basingstoke. The first hint that the land was to be built upon was in August 2016 when the Redrow sign appeared on the corner of the plot by the railway bridge on the Worting Road.

The development was built by Redrow, to quote Wikipedia:
"Redrow plc is a British housebuilder and general construction company based in Flintshire, Wales".

This shared description has been attached to images taken before there was any hint of the land being built upon as well as the construction phase and the final properties.

The publicity material available before any work on the houses had started referred to the development as: "Beckets Rise brings an exclusive collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Located just outside of the bustling town of Basingstoke, and under 50 minutes from central London by direct train, Becketís Rise is ideally placed for you and your family. Youíll enjoy everything from Ofsted rated schools, to a superb leisure park, from a trendy town centre to plenty of open spaces to enjoy. All within easy reach of home, helping you find the perfect balance of work, rest and play. This collection of 42 one of a kind private properties are perfect to suit families large and small, as well as first time buyers and young professionals."

(Note: 72 plots appeared on the site plan published in July 2017, at the same time the plan indicated that 35 plots had been sold or reserved before the first foundation had been dug!)

There were 8 versions of houses on offer, prices as shown when they first appeared online (July 2017):
1. The Eversley - 2 bedroom home - from £314,950.
2. The Eversley 3 - 3 bedroom home - from £329,950.
3. The Lyndhurst - 3 bedroom home
4. The Winchfield - 3 bedroom home
5. The Holybourne - 4 bedroom home
6. The Highclere - 4 bedroom home
7. The Oakley - 4 bedroom home
8. The Swanmore - 4 bedroom home
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6005 5159 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.6190N 1:8.4476W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6000 5161
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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