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First phase of homes at our Windmill View development is given the green light

Homes planned for our Windmill View development in Upper Lighthorne, Warwickshire, have been given the go ahead and £2m will be invested in the local community.

Countryside Partnerships has worked together with Homes England to finalise the purchase of land near Leamington Spa to build 259 homes – 130 of these will be affordable homes owned and managed by us and the remaining 129 will be sold by the Linden Homes brand.

As part of the development, £2m will be invested in healthcare, education, roads and other local services for both current and new members of the community.

Permission has been granted to build the first phase of homes at the development and work is expected to start on site, later this year.

Our executive director of development Nick Byrne said: “We are proud to be involved with this exciting new scheme, delivering much-needed new affordable homes for the local community.

“Having worked with Countryside on a number of other projects, we’re pleased to be partnering with them once again on another high-quality development. We’re looking forward to seeing this development progress once work starts.”

Managing director South West Midlands Countryside Partnerships, said; “Having secured this site as part of a procurement process with Homes England in 2022, it’s exciting to have received planning for the first phase and to have Citizen on board for the affordable homes.

Residents here will enjoy the opportunity to be part of a thriving new community, close to the history and amenities of Leamington Spa, with a wealth of green space on the doorstep and transport links via the M40 within easy reach.”

Senior planning and enabling manager at Homes England Ragu Sittambalam said: “This is an important milestone for Countryside’s Windmill View development and is the next step towards the creation of 259 new homes, many of which will be affordable, in an area of unaffordability.

“We have worked with Countryside to ensure critical infrastructure can be built to support the development and wider area, and our investment will help to accelerate the delivery of new homes. We’re looking forward to seeing the new community taking shape over the coming years.”

As part of the second phase, the site is expected to deliver 280 homes and this means the wider development will eventually provide around 1,000 homes.


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