New community facilities given green light in Upper Lighthorne - The Leamington Observer

New community facilities given green light in Upper Lighthorne

NEW community and medical facilities have been given the green light in Upper Lighthorne.

The new settlement, to serve the growing new community situated between Lighthorne Heath and Gaydon, is a joint project with the NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board and Warwickshire Police. And it was approved in principle by Stratford District Council’s Cabinet on Monday.

The facility will form part of a new village centre at Upper Lighthorne which will also incorporate the new housing already being built there, as well as a primary school, supermarket, café, early learning/nursery and independent living.

As part of a planning and development requirement, S106 funding from the development will provide a community hub, a healthcare facility and facilities for the use of Warwickshire Police.

SDC deputy leader Coun Nigel Rockl said: “For any community to flourish it is important that they have the facilities they need and many of these will be provided within the new Upper Lighthorne Village Centre.

“We are responding to the challenge of creating a community in its widest sense. We hope to produce a facility that will be at the heart of Upper Lighthorne.

“By combining a community hall and associated open spaces, a Police base and doctors surgery in a single built project we will give best value for the tax payer and create an integrated community hub.

“The project also aligns with our new Council Plan vision, to ‘put our communities at the heart of everything we do’ by involving the views of the local community, working with ICB to ‘support health and wellbeing of our residents’; and striving to deliver cohesive communities that are well built, in the right place and served by appropriate infrastructure’.”


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