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The town of Whitehill & Bordon has seen massive change with the vacation of the army from Prince Philip Barracks in 2015. The army’s presence in the town for over 100 years has left a permanent mark on the nature and sense of place the town has created during this time.
The regeneration of the town provides an opportunity to put the town at the top of the places to live, work and play in Hampshire. The Community Trust with partners will be crucial in achieving this with new facilities and services becoming live over the next couple of years.
The army vacated the town at end of 2015, which was closely followed by the land being released for development, kick-starting the regeneration process.
You can find out more about the different areas of the development and who is working on which areas from: http://whitehillbordon.com/faqs/
Whitehill & Bordon has a rich history as a place of settlement dating all the way back to the Palaeolithic era! Its more recent history as an developing town begins in 1826 with the creation of a turnpike road to link Farnham and Petersfield.
The military connections were established from 1863, when the War Office purchased areas of land to create the Bordon and Longmoor camps.
Throughout the 20th century, the populations of both the camp areas and the rest of the town grew with businesses, homes, schools and churches being created.
Whitehill & Bordon is now the second largest town in East Hampshire and over the next 15 years will see its population and facilities grow again.
You can find out more information on the town’s history here: Woolmer Forest Heritage Society
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