Housing project for nearly 80 homes takes step forward

An example Elan Homes development

Outline planning permission has been secured from Wyre Forest District Council for Bewdley h0mes, following the acquisition of an 8.25-acre plot last year.

Initial approval was granted for 100 homes and now Elan Homes will bring forward 79 properties.

There will be 59 private sale homes across the development with two to five bedrooms, including two self-build plots and all the homes will be powered by air-source heat pumps.

The housing mix will include 13 homes for social rent, offering a choice of one to three-bedroom properties including three bungalows, and seven shared-ownership homes with two to four bedrooms.

A dozen homes across the development will be built to be accessible and adaptable for later living or people with disabilities.

Under section 106, £380,000 will be also invested into the community, including nearly £41,000 allocated for biodiversity offsetting to support the creation and upkeep of meadow grassland at Burlish Meadows parkland.

Head of land at Elan Homes Midlands, Ben Jowett said: “There’s been a lack of new homes built in the Bewdley area for some time and our development will help address this. We worked closely with Wyre Forest District Council before submitting our reserved matters application for the site. The housing mix addresses demand as identified in the council’s local housing needs survey. There’s a good selection of properties including two and three-bedroom homes, while also catering for growing families who want to be in the catchment area of local schools.

“We’re looking forward to starting work on-site in the summer on what will be the first Elan development where every home will have an air source heat pump to provide heating and hot water, rather than a gas boiler. We’ll also provide electric vehicle charging for each home.”

It’s anticipated that the first residents will move in during spring 2025, with the overall development due to be completed by the end of 2026.

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