Green light for homes on former garage site

A development of six affordable homes on a former garage site in Leamington Spa has been given the green light.

The decision makes way for Warwick District Council to progress with plans to increase their stock of energy efficient and environmentally friendly properties, which can then be offered as affordable housing.

The new homes on land east of Turpin Court in the centre of Leamington Spa will provide two one-bedroom bungalows and four two-bedroom properties.

The houses will be built using timber structurally insulated panels, produced by Innovaré Systems, based at Middlemarch Business Park.

Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for housing services, Cllr Jan Matecki, said: “I’m very pleased that this exciting new council-led housing development will soon be underway, not only increasing our stock to include more affordable and energy efficient housing, but giving more local people the opportunity to live in a spacious, centrally located and beautifully designed new home.”

Innovaré’s managing director of Peter Blunt said: “This is the start of an exciting partnership between Warwick District Council and Innovaré that will deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the area. In addition, I’m proud that our team get to see their work benefit the local community through the manufacture and construction of the energy efficient homes they produce.”

Warwick District Council will continue working with Innovare to prepare for building work which is due to start later this year.