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Warwickshire new settlement proposals submitted

by on April 23, 2015

Nexus Planning, on behalf of Commercial Estates Group and the Bird Group, has submitted an outline planning application for a proposed new settlement on land adjacent to the village of Lighthorne Heath, near Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The application for a first phase of 2,000 new homes includes a village centre with supermarket and elderly accommodation, a new primary school, community hub, health centre, sports and recreation facilities and a 47-hectare managed ecological reserve.

The 140-hectare site forms the first phase of a 300-hectare strategic allocation identified in Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s emerging core strategy for 3,000 new dwellings, 100 hectares of land for the expansion of Jaguar Land Rover, and 4.5 hectares of land for the expansion of Aston Martin Lagonda.

Nexus Planning submitted the planning application in collaboration with place-making practice, John Thompson & Partners following extensive public consultation over the last two years.

The site is located along the M40 corridor within an area of high-value automotive-related research and development activity. Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin Lagonda employ around 7,000 staff in their research and production facilities immediately adjacent to the site where there is scope for further expansion.

When complete, the new settlement will be the second largest settlement in the district with only the Warwickshire town of Stratford upon Avon town being larger.

Read the Nexus Planning press release

View details of the Stratford-on-Avon District Council core strategy

Roger Milne

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