Duchy Homes has announced that it has acquired land in Welford-on-Avon for its first Midlands development of luxury new homes.
The 4.45-acre proposed development, originally the site of Binton Railway Station, is now vacant brownfield with redundant buildings and unsightly overgrown scrub, which Duchy Homes intends to revitalise with a collection of luxury homes. Surrounding woodland will be preserved, along with a footpath link towards Binton Road and the local bus stops.
The site already has outline planning consent and Duchy Homes has recently submitted a Reserved Matters planning application for 24 new homes including the retention of the existing station house and nine affordable homes. The proposed house types have been designed to take advantage of the open views towards the river with open-plan living spaces to the rear of most plots and balconies to many rear bedrooms.
Approximately 4.5 miles to the south west of Stratford-upon-Avon and close to the North Cotswolds and the Vale of Evesham, the new Welford-on-Avon homes will enjoy a good range of local amenities including its own village shop, a butcher’s, a petrol filling station, two pubs, a golf course, junior and infant school.
Duchy Homes’ Midlands division was set up in 2016 by Managing Director Steve Hird, with a team based at Henley-in-Arden. Of the plans for more Midlands expansion, Hird said: “We’re currently looking at five other sites in the Warwickshire and south Birmingham area and have terms agreed on them. In the next four years we aim to be building 150 units per year.”
A planning decision for the Welford-on-Avon development is expected for this site by Spring 2018, with construction planned to commence in the Summer.