Southern expansion: Dandara set to build 85 new homes in Petersfield

Independent housebuilder Dandara is continuing its expansion in Southern England with plans to build 85 new homes in Petersfield, 15 miles North of Portsmouth. 

The housebuilder plans to create a landscape-led development that seamlessly integrates with the natural surroundings of the South Downs National Park.  

Located less than a mile from the town centre, the development will include a variety of one to four bedroom homes. Construction is expected to start in Winter 2024 and the development is due to launch in the Summer of 2025.  

Paul Ebbs, Regional Director at Dandara Southern, commented: “This development is a significant enhancement for Petersfield, bringing in several new job opportunities.  

Situated in an ideal commuter spot, the location offers convenient access to train links, all while providing the serenity of the countryside. We anticipate that the primary buyers will be young professionals, first-time buyers, and families seeking to embrace a more nature-centric lifestyle.”  

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just three miles away, boasting cycle tracks, walks, trails, a visitor centre, and the Beechwood Kitchen—an ideal spot for refueling after a day of exploration. Petersfield town centre, known for its vibrant atmosphere, is conveniently within walking distance from the site. It hosts regular markets and festivals, providing ample opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, and art. The ancient market town also features attractions such as Petersfield Museum, the Physic Garden, and the Norman church of St Peter’s for those interested in history. 

Ideal for families, there are well regarded primary schools nearby including Sheet Primary School and Petersfield Infant School. For older students The Petersfield School is just a short six minute drive from the development. Additionally, Petersfield offers a range of independent schools in close proximity, including Bedales Prep School and Churcher's College. 

Commute convenience is ensured, as the A3 is right at the doorstep, providing easy access to Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, and London. Petersfield train station is a short 10-minute walk away, offering a direct route to London in just over an hour. 

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