27th Feb, 2020

Application to build 260 homes in Warwick dubbed 'madness'

A FOURTH application to build homes in Warwick has been dubbed as ‘madness’.

William Davis and Hallam Land Management have applied to Warwick District Council to build up to 180 homes on a site off Gallows Hill.

The developers’ last appeal to build 260 homes on the site in March was rejected by councillors over the impact on local services and increase in air pollution.

This time the altered number of homes is in keeping with a larger project to build some 630 homes in the area as part of the council’s local plan.

The developer says the housing mix has not yet been decided but it would include affordable homes and a range of two to five bedroomed homes.

Despite this, objectors say the impact of traffic will increase congestion and already high levels of pollution.

One resident said the move was “madness”.

“If each house has at least two cars it means 360 extra cars adding to the already over polluted air in and surrounding Warwick.

“The roads can’t cope at the moment, it is an absolute nightmare getting around, taking over an hour to travel under a mile in rush hour.”

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