PLANS to create new some 200 new homes in Leamington have been submitted to Warwick District Council.
Developers AC Lloyd has put forward an outline planning application for up to 200 houses, together with
a public open space and an ecological habitat, on land near Campion School and the Whitnash Brook Valley Nature Reserve.
The site is the first phase of a larger area of land selected for new housing by in district councils Local Plan.It is also earmarked for housing in the Whitnash Neighbourhood Plan.
Over the past two years AC Lloyd has carried out technical work, held a public consultation and had meetings with Whitnash Parish Council.
The plans involve creating a mix of homes including 40 per cent of affordable housing.
Des Wynne, managing director of AC Lloyd Strategic Land, said they were seeking outline planning permission for the first phase of new homes at the site in Sydenham – an area which the company has been involved in over the last 50 years.
He said: “The planning application follows two years of preparation which started with a public consultation in summer 2018, a presentation to the Parish Council in 2019 and a lengthy period of discussion with Warwickshire County Council over the possibility of bringing an additional access to the site through the grounds of Campion School alongside the railway line.
“Those discussions are ongoing but inconclusive so we have sought to bring forward just this first phase utilising the existing roads through Sydenham.
“The possibility of creating a second access via the school is still our aim since we believe it would support the wider site.
“As well as the new homes, the Phase 1 proposals include over eight acres of new public open space and an ecological habitat alongside Whitnash Brook which will both protect and significantly enhance the existing local nature reserve.”
People can give feedback on he plans via the district council’s website.