PLANS have been submitted to North Warwickshire Borough Council for 1,540 homes, a 100-bed Care Home, a Primary School and a Community Hub on the land between Robey’s Lane and the Former Golf Course site.
The outline planning application also shows the provision of green infrastructure comprising of playing fields and a sports pavilion, formal and informal open space, children’s play areas, woodland planting and habitat creation, allotments, walking and cycling routes, sustainable drainage infrastructure, vehicular access and landscaping.
The housing development will sit immediately to the East of the Golf Course development where the construction of 1,100 homes is already underway.
The plans show that a roundabout will be added to the B5000 at the junction with Chiltern Road, to allow access to the site.
Stephen Briggs who owns and manages the private Alvecote Wood which site directly next to the planned site has spoken out against the development on their Facebook Page, saying: “We’ve had numerous incidents of trespass recently including more damage to our fencing, and over the years we’ve had multiple thefts, poaching, verbal abuse, metal detectorists leaving holes in our paths, etc. If there are to be another 1,540 houses to be built immediately around the woods, it isn’t likely to get any better.”
Alvecote Wood is a 20 acre woodland site off Robey’s Lane with ancient woodland, newly-planted woodland, ponds and wildflower meadows managed for wildlife. They are open by appointment or on specific open days, which are the last Sunday in the month from March to November.
Members of the public now have until 10 February to comment on the planning application. This can be done via the North Warwickshire Borough Council website here. Planning application PAP/2018/0755 refers.