Bishopstoke & Fair Oak Strategic Growth Option

Neighbourhoods & Districts

Feria Urbanism was appointed by Eastleigh Borough Council to develop a community engagement and design strategy for 5,300 new homes north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak in Hampshire. This development represents the preferred strategic growth option in the submitted Eastleigh Local Plan.

Our task was to engage the local communities most affected by this development to understand their concerns and aspirations. The results of this process was then used to influence and shape an existing technical framework plan, informed purely by the site’s constraints and opportunities. The aim will be to create a locally-responsive and community-led framework plan using the technical plan as a base.

We planned a range of techniques – including focus groups, panel discussions, design workshops, structured site visits and targeted questionnaires – to gather and apply the information to the existing technical plan.