PLANS to build than 200 homes on the former Hawkesbury Golf Course have been given the go-ahead.
Permission was given to regeneration firm Vistry Partnerships by Nuneaton and Bedworth Council and the land owners for the construction of 204 properties.
Vistry has now bought the land and, once completed, the Hawkesbury project will bring much-needed affordable housing to the area.
Nearly half of the homes will be available as affordable via Platform Housing and 103 will be for sale on the open market.
Alongside the new homes, there will also be a community building to encourage social interaction, allotments, orchards and a BMX track.
Vistry Partnership’s pre-construction director for the area Greg Wood said: “As regeneration specialists, we are delighted to receive the green light on our ambitious Hawkesbury project.
“However, our vision for this development is about much more than bricks and mortar – it is about creating a new community that stimulates social interaction and helps people onto the property ladder.
“We can’t wait to get under way on site.”
The £42million development, situated close to Hawkesbury Canal Junction, will include a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached homes, containing a mix of two, three and four bedrooms. There will also be a small number of one and two-bedroom maisonettes.
Half of the 101 affordable units will be available through shared ownership with the remaining 50 per cent of homes available for affordable rent.
Neil Ade, Development Director at Platform Housing Group, added the association was pleased to be working in partnership with Vistry to provide much-needed affordable housing – for both renting and to help people take the first rung on the property ownership ladder.
“Funding for the scheme is being provided by Homes England through their Affordable Homes Programme and we at Platform are looking forward to providing more homes right across the midlands that make a difference to people’s lives.”
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