Persimmon snaps up development site for housing scheme

Land promoter The Strategic Land Group (SLG) has sold a 13.7 ha site in Stoke-on-Trent to Persimmon, having secured planning consent for 169 homes.

The new development, located in Meir, is centred around a large open space for leisure and recreation.

Work is expected to begin in the coming months, providing a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes.

The plans received unanimous approval.

The second phase of the development, which will provide an additional 181 homes, will be brought to market in the coming months.

Paul Smith, managing director of SLG, said: “We are very pleased to have secured planning permission for the site, and to see our efforts to create a high-quality scheme recognised by the council.

“Providing a mix of sizes and designs, the new development it will attract a range of people – families and young professionals as well as older people – creating a well-rounded new community in a pleasant, attractive neighbourhood.”