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Green light for new settlement at Stratford-on-Avon

Published: Thursday, 2nd June 2016

Outline planning permission granted for 140-hectare development in Warwickshire, the largest scheme ever considered by the council…

Nexus Planning has secured a resolution to grant outline planning permission for the largest scheme ever considered by Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

The proposals, on behalf of Commercial Estates Group (CEG) and the Bird Group, involve a new settlement of up to 2,000 new homes, a village centre with supermarket and retirement accommodation, a new primary school, community hub, health centre, sports and recreation facilities as well as a 47-hectare managed ecological reserve. Some 35 per cent of the housing will be affordable.

The 140-hectare site, on land adjacent to the village of Lighthorne Heath, near Gaydon in Warwickshire, forms the first phase of a 300-hectare strategic allocation identified in the council’s emerging Core Strategy for 3,000 new dwellings, 100-hectares of land for the expansion of Jaguar Land Rover, and 4.5-hectares of land for the expansion of Aston Martin Lagonda.

The site for the proposed ‘garden village’ is located along the M40 corridor within an area of high value automotive related research and development, Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin Lagonda employ around 7,000 staff in their research and production facilities immediately adjacent to the site. The strategic allocation provides scope for further expansion of those activities.

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Roger Milne