Hundreds of homes to be delivered as land deals complete

Countryside Partnerships has acquired two plots of land in the village of Keresley, to the north of Coventry.

A back-to-back deal with Platform Housing Group will see 260 affordable homes created on one of the sites, with a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership options. A further 290 homes with a mix of tenures will be developed on the other.

With outline planning in place for both sites, Countryside Partnerships said it is keen to develop plans for the sites to enrich the area, providing high-quality new homes to meet a wide range of requirements while also contributing to the local economy.

Adam Sharpe, managing director, Countryside Partnerships South West Midlands, said: “Finalising these deals is a major step forward in bringing 550 much-needed new homes to Keresley, and we’re pleased to be working with Platform Housing Group to build out 260 new affordable homes on their behalf. Set in beautiful surroundings and with good links to Coventry and the M6, these homes promise an exceptional lifestyle and the opportunity for people to thrive as part of a flourishing community.”

Kate Ellison, director of land, partnerships and business development at Platform Housing Group, said, “We’re delighted to be delivering this much needed affordable housing to the area. It’s great to be working with our key partners in Coventry on what will be one of our largest sites to date, bringing a mix of affordable tenures and creating more quality homes. Platform is dedicated to continuing this kind of delivery in what is a challenging environment for the sector and we plan to have started work on around 1600 homes in total by March 2024. I want to extend my thanks to the team at Countryside for their work, as well as our legal colleagues at Devonshires and employer’s agent Walker Pritchard and we look forward to being part of this project alongside them all.”

Richborough, one of the UK’s largest land promoters, was granted planning permission for the site in March 2023. It was instrumental in brokering the deal with Vistry Group’s partnerships division, Countryside Partnerships.

Marc Wilson, Regional Director at Richborough, said: “Congratulations to our landowner Queens College Oxford and Vistry Group’s partnership division on the swift sale. We are really looking forward to the development being delivered, creating much needed, quality family homes.

“Huge thanks also go to the whole project team who have worked extremely hard to bring forward this complex scheme.”

Work is expected to start in 2024 subject to final planning consents.

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