Plans for 1,400 homes in Kenilworth to be discussed by council bosses - The Leamington Observer

Plans for 1,400 homes in Kenilworth to be discussed by council bosses

Leamington Editorial 23rd Aug, 2017   0

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.”

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