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More than 600 new homes are going to be built just off the A46 near Coventry.

The homes are going to be built just east of Kenilworth, near to Woodside Conference Centre and Crewe Lane.

Work could start as soon as next year, with people moving in by 2020.

The amount of homes to be built near Stoneleigh has already been reduced from 690 to 640 after two public consultations this year.

What is planned?

An Outline Planning Application has been submitted to Warwick 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

What have the developers say?

Warwick District Council, Kenilworth Town Council have been working with the developers to shape the final plans, which have included reducing the number of houses being built.

Ed Barrett, Senior Planning Manager for Catesby Estates said “We have worked with Warwick District Council, county 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.”

Consultation period

There will be a statutory consultation period, where anyone who wishes to make their views known on the development, can submit they comments to Warwick District Council, before it goes before the planning committee later this year.

If the application is approved, builders could be on site in 2019 with the first residents moving in in 2020.

Source: Coventry Telegraph

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