Tamworth based Redrow has committed to building in its home town for the next decade after acquiring a landmark site with permission for 1,100 homes.
The award-winning homebuilder has acquired the 60-hectare former golf course site from Tamworth Borough Council. The golf course, off Eagle Drive in Amington, closed in October 2014 and is just minutes from Redrow’s regional headquarters at Kinsall Green.
The land already benefits from outline planning consent and Redrow is now progressing reserved matters applications for the phased development of the site.
Along with the new homes, Redrow has committed to invest £14 million in the local area, including contributions towards the cost of building a new primary school and the creation of a new community woodland.
Matthew Pratt, regional chief executive for Redrow Homes said: “We’re really excited to have acquired the former golf course site. It represents a long term investment in the Tamworth area and is one of the biggest schemes we’ll be working on in the Midlands for the foreseeable future. It’s great news for the region as industry figures suggest that outside London, the West Midlands is the area with the most jobs supported by housebuilding and this site has the potential for 10 years of production.”
Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member of Economy & Education, Cllr Steve Claymore said: “I am delighted that Tamworth Borough Council has been able to agree the sale of the former golf course site with local homebuilder Redrow. The development of this prestigious site will not only play a major part in the supply of Tamworth’s housing needs but also provide jobs and boost to the local and to the wider West Midlands economy.”
Redrow’s plans for the site include two different styles of traditional looking homes – properties from its Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, along with designs from the Regent Collection of Georgian influenced properties. A total of 20% of the site will be affordable homes.
Subject to planning permission work on the site will start in the autumn.