MASSIVE plans for 1,400 new homes in Kenilworth will be discussed by council chiefs next week.
Warwick District Council’s Executive is set to agree the spending of around £30,000 to raw up a development brief for the homes, and supporting infrastructure including a new secondary school and employment land, skirting the eastern side of the town alongside the A46 by-pass.
The plans are included in the district’s Local Plan which is set to be adopted next month. The Kenilworth development would take place from adoption up to 2029.
A council spokesman said: “The council recognises how complex the process of planning and implementing a development of this scale will be – balancing the needs of a growing population and maintaining and respecting the character and integrity of the area.
“The Executive has therefore been asked for their agreement to draw down funding for the preparation of a “Development Brief” which will address a range of issues.”
Those issues include roads, pedestrian and cycle routes; landscaping; wildlife; flood alleviation measures; heritage issues, including the Scheduled Ancient Monument of the Glasshouse Roman Settlement; infrastructure requirements including primary school(s) and community facilities; and inks with the town centre, open countryside and the golf course.
District development spokesman Alan Rhead said: “There are some real opportunities and complex issues associated with the development of this area and I am keen that we work proactively to put the right framework in place.
“If we get this decision right, we will be able to create a development of the highest quality for our future generations of which we can be truly proud.”