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Plans for Fernhill Heath housing development to be revealed
3:30pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
PLANS for a housing development in Fernhill Heath are set to be unveiled.
Preliminary proposals to develop land currently occupied by the Worcestershire Hunt Kennels, Kennels Lane, Fernhill Heath, with new homes and public open space will be put on display on Thursday, September 26.
Developer david Wilson Homes will hold the public exhibition at Fernhill Heath Baptist Church, O'Keys Lane, between 4pm and 7.30pm.
David Wilson Homes has invited people from almost 1,500 surrounding properties to attend the event. The proposals are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has yet been submitted.
The purpose of the exhibition is to gain feedback prior to progressing with the plans further.
Initial plans consider that the Kennels Lane site, which lies close to the centre of Fernhill Heath, could accommodate approximately 96 new homes, including much needed affordable housing. The aim will be to retain as many of the current buildings as possible for conversion to residential use, coupled with additional new-build homes. The mature trees that make the site so attractive are to remain, and a significant new area of public open space will be created on the edge of the development to blend with its rural surroundings.
The site has already been subject to promotional work through the emerging South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP).
Jon Rowson, planning manager at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: “We hope that local people will be able to attend our consultation event. Hosting a public exhibition at such an early stage allows a valuable opportunity for the community to view our preliminary plans and provide us with their feedback which will, where possible, be reflected in the plans as they are developed further.”
He added: “Residents who aren’t able to attend the exhibition, but would like to find out more, can call our freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or view and comment on the preliminary plans via the project’s dedicated website at consultation-online.co.uk/fernhillheath.”
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