First homes now for sale on 550-house estate being built in Kenilworth
By James Smith
1st Feb 2023 | Local News
The first homes on a new 550-house estate being built in Kenilworth have been put up for sale.
Charles Church has started selling the first 92 houses set to be built along Leamington Road on its Kenilworth Gate development.
The new estate, which will eventually include a new primary school, community centre and 'employment land', was given the green light by Warwick District Council in December 2021.
Full planning permission was given for the first 92 homes, with outline permission granted for the following 442.
Work began on site last year, and was criticised by town councillors for the impact on local roads.
Now Charles Church is marketing the first of its plots on phase one, with range from £370,000 to £640,000.
The website says: "Romantic castle ruins, a well-equipped high street, a Michelin-starred restaurant, great schools…these are just some of the reasons why Kenilworth has been named one of the top three places to live in the Midlands - and you'll find it all within easy commuting distance of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Birmingham.
"Kenilworth Gate sits within walking distance of the bustling main street, home to a fabulous selection of pubs, bars, restaurants, independently-owned shops, plus high street essentials including a post office, banks, Sainsburys and Waitrose.
"Continue north through the scenic Abbey Fields park, which hosts a lake and a swimming pool currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, and you'll reach the historic part of town. Here, centuries-old buildings cluster together, housing more pubs and restaurants including renowned dining spot The Cross."
In September Warwickshire County Council signed off on a £3 million budget for four new junctions at the estate.
But residents will initially have to use the new school on Glasshouse Lane as a community facility when it opens in September, rather than a purpose-built centre.
WDC leader Cllr Andrew Day said the land earmarked for the new community building would not be available until nearly two-thirds of the houses on Leamington Road were occupied.
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