Bellway’s plans for new homes in Ewell moves forward

Bellway’s plans for new homes in Ewell moves forward

Bellway has acquired part of school site, off Scotts Farm Road, Ewell, to build 161 new houses and apartments, including 65 homes designated as affordable housing.

The new homes are proposed for the lower field part of the campus which, the company says, has not been used by the school for several years.

The sale of the land is funding a new building programme on the main campus – including the replacement of temporary classroom buildings with a new two-storey classroom block, plus a new sports hall, and a new artificial grass hockey pitch – as well as new facilities on the upper field including a 3G artificial grass football pitch, a compact athletics facility and a sports pavilion.

Bellway South London and Bourne Education Trust, the multi-academy trust which runs the school, have submitted a planning application for the project to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, which is currently pending consideration.

Head of Sales for Bellway South London, Daniel Williamson, said: “The surplus school land that we have acquired at Epsom and Ewell High School will provide high-quality new homes for local people, as well as funding significant investment in the school’s education and sports facilities which will benefit local people for years to come.

“We have planned a mix of apartments and houses to provide homes for people in a range of circumstances, including a significant proportion of affordable homes, alongside new landscaped open space.

“Meanwhile, the new teaching block will replace classrooms that are inadequate and out of date and the new sports facilities will be available for use not only by students at the school but also other local schools, sports clubs and the wider community.”

If the plans are approved, Bellway says it hopes to start work on site as soon as possible, with the first homes released for sale in the spring.

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