THE award-winning team behind Prince Charles’s Poundbury village in Dorset have been named as the architects for a major Hampshire development.

Gary Worsfold Architecture is now busy drawing up plans for the Barker-Mill Fen Meadow housing development in Redbridge Lane, Nursling.

It will see 350 homes spring up on the 27-acre site.

Architect Gary Worsfold said he did not want to replicate Poundbury in the Fen Meadow design.

He said: “We have moulded very traditional ideas and traditional British architecture, and we have joined it with some very modern and contemporary designs to create a place which is enduring, but also a wonderful place to live and enjoy.

“The wish is to create a place that will stand the test of time. Design can be timeless, and as it mellows, excellent design and robust materials can look good in 50, 100 or even 300 years.

“People will see it and live in this place and still think it’s a stunning development and wonderful place to live.”

Mr Worsfold said that the plans for Fen Meadow have been strongly shaped by its green and watery environment, with feature watercourses, bridges and decking, as well as play areas and swathes of trees and plants.

They will retain and enhance vegetation along Redbridge Lane, and protect public rights of way.

The plot in Nursling has outline permission for up to 350 homes, and the first phase of 134 at the Joe Bigwood end of the site – including 53 affordable properties – has been submitted to Test Valley Borough Council for detailed approval.

When built, more than £2.52m will go towards the area’s recreation, school and community facilities, as well as improving the road network, extending cycleways and providing bus services.