Outline plans have been submitted for the construction of up to 640 new homes on 76 acres at Woodside Conference Centre and Crewe Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
The land under the control of LPDF member Catesby Estates; a strategic land promotion and infrastructure business, forms part of a wider area allocated in the Warwick Local Plan for residential development to the east of Kenilworth. This allocation is bounded by Glasshouse Lane to the west and the A46 to the east.
The Outline Planning Application has been submitted to Warwickshire District Council for:
- Up to 640 new homes in a range of sizes and styles
- 40% affordable housing
- Roundabout access onto Glasshouse Lane and a new link road to Crewe Lane
- Funding for improvements to the local highways network
- Onsite community facility and allotments
- Funding of new and extended bus services
- Retention and protection of Glass House Spinney, ancient woodland and Scheduled Ancient Monument (a buried Roman Villa)
- Significant financial contributions towards education and healthcare improvements
- New equipped play areas and footpaths and cycle routes
Ed Barrett, Senior Planning Manager for Catesby Estates said “We have worked with Warwickshire District Council and Country Councils and Kenilworth Town Council to bring forward this well located and sustainable housing site. We held two public consultation events earlier this year and used the feedback from local residents to shape our final plans, which included reducing the maximum number of homes proposed from 690 to 640, provision of a new community hall and allotments along with a raft of highways improvements.”
“The need for additional new homes in the area is well recognised by the local community, and with the inclusion of 40% affordable housing we will be giving those looking to take their first steps on the housing ladder a welcome boost.”
The application will undergo a statutory consultation period, where anyone who wishes to make their views known on the development, can submit they comments to Warwickshire District Council, before it goes before the planning committee later this year. Should the application be approved, housebuilders could be onsite late 2019, with first residents taking occupation in 2020.
This is the largest planning application submitted by Catesby Estates this year, who are delivering the infrastructure for 735 new homes at the Myton Green development in Warwick.