Proposal to build 26 houses on Newland Lane - The Droitwich Standard

Proposal to build 26 houses on Newland Lane

Charlotte Albutt 24th Oct, 2022 Updated: 6th Nov, 2023   0

RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on a proposal to build up to 26 dwellings and associated infrastructure on Newland Lane.

The proposal includes 14 two-bedroom houses and 12 three-bedroom houses, with 50% of the houses being shared ownership, and the rest social rented housing.

Concerns have been raised by residents that the proposed build will add extra pressure on existing roads and infrastructure.

One resident, Elaine Byng-Hollander, said: “The current infrastructure in and around housing developments in this area is appalling and not fit for purpose.

“The local public services, like our GPs and schools, are not able to cope with another increase in demand.”

The proposal also includes altered pedestrian and vehicle access however, there are still concerns about if Newland lane can cope with the additional cars using the road.

A local resident said the existing roads in the area are very dangerous, with only two exit points for the entire area.

“Sufficient exit and entry points, as well as off-road parking, are incredibly important and even more so with the addition of a minimum of 50 cars with the new development.”

The land is included in the proposed South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).

As part of that process, landowners were invited to put forward their plots for sites where homes could be built on.

In 2020, a similar proposal which wanted to build 17 houses was submitted for the same site, but it was refused.

A spokesperson for Stonebond said: “Our proposals at Newland Lane are for a 100% affordable housing scheme, which is well in excess of local housing policy, giving local people a great chance to own their own home.

“The design of the homes exceeds new requirements, which will come into force in June 2023, and they are also being designed with sustainability in mind.

“Furthermore, almost half of the site will provide public open space, including areas of new trees and landscaped planting.”

The consultation on the proposal ends tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25).

Visit and use reference number W/22/01558/FUL to find the application.

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