Detailed plans for 452 houses in Kenilworth submitted

By James Smith

16th Feb 2023 | Local News

Charles Church has already been given outline planning permission for the major development on the land at Thickthorn (image via planning application)
Charles Church has already been given outline planning permission for the major development on the land at Thickthorn (image via planning application)

Detailed plans to build 452 houses in the land between Leamington Road and Glasshouse Lane have been submitted to Warwick District Council.

Councillors granted outline permission for the scheme in December 2021, and developer Charles Church has now submitted a reserved matters application for the development.

As part of the application approved in 2021 for the land at Thickthorn, the council signed off fully on a further 98 homes which are already under construction.

This latest application includes plans for hundreds of homes, as well as a new spine road, community centre and retail unit.

It also promises tree planting across the site as well as a play area and tarmacked ball games area.

"The proposals will deliver a high-quality development, which will provide much needed housing within the local area," the application said.

The 452 homes will be built on the land at Thickthorn between Leamington Road and Glasshouse Lane (image via planning application)

The first phase of the new estate only included 20 per cent affordable housing - something which was criticised by councillors at the time.

As developments in the area need at least 40 per cent of the plots to be affordable, this second phase will include the deficit from phase one.

And of the 200 affordable houses included in this latest application, a quarter will be designated for first time buyers.

Nub News recently reported that Charles Church has also submitted an application to cut back trees to make way for the first 98 homes.

The developer has already come under fire for the "mess" it created clearing hedgerows along Leamington Road last year.

And councillors have said that residents on the new estate will be forced to use the community facilities at the new Kenilworth School for a while, rather than the purpose-built facilities included in the application.

At December's full council meeting of Warwick District Council, leader Cllr Andrew Day said the land earmarked for the new building would not be available until nearly two-thirds of the houses were occupied.

Meanwhile in September, Warwickshire County Council signed off on a £3 million budget for four new junctions to the estate.

See the full application here.

     

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