THE FIRST residents have moved into the Station Approach redevelopment in Leamington.
Warwick District Council is working with Waterloo Housing, Homes England, Network Rail and Chiltern Railways and Stagecoach. When complete the development will include 212 homes – three-quarters of which will be affordable.
New residents of phase one, Sayer Close, which comprises 24 affordable homes on a former brownfield waste site formerly occupied by Network Rail, Stagecoach and a car dealership, joined representatives from Warwick District Council, Waterloo Housing and AC Lloyd for a commemorative tree planting ceremony.
Warwick District Council housing spokesman Coun Peter Phillips said: “It has always been this council’s ambition to regenerate the area around Leamington railway station, and I am pleased that this part of Leamington is now providing vital affordable housing. We now have a vastly improved gateway to the town and a development to be proud of.”
Anthony Riley, from Waterloo Housing Group, added: “We are so pleased with the new homes at Sayer Close. It’s an excellent outcome for such a scheme to be built in the area. It is close to the town centre, meeting the demands of local people who either need rented homes or who want to take that first step on the ladder into shared ownership.”