These proposals – being brought forward by leading national housebuilder Taylor Wimpey – are for a well-designed, well-connected and highly sustainable extension to Kidderminster on a site identified for housing in the emerging Wyre Forest District Council Local Plan.
The intention is to submit a planning application to Wyre Forest District Council which sets out the basis for the site’s development. This will include an indicative masterplan for the whole site and also seek detailed permission for approximately 400 homes on the southern part of the site towards Comberton Road, which is intended to be the first area brought forward for development.
Subject to securing outline planning permission, further detailed planning applications for other areas of the site would follow, in line with the agreed indicative masterplan.
The ambition for the site is to create an attractive mix of well-designed and sustainable new homes with extensive green space, new community facilities and excellent connectivity.
- Kidderminster is growing and in need of new homes – the emerging Wyre Forest District Council Local Plan has identified this site as being suitable for housing. Woven Oaks will deliver a mix of high-quality homes in a highly sustainable location.
- The proposals have healthy living and sustainability at their core – a new network of open spaces will protect and create new habitats for wildlife and plantlife, while green infrastructure will provide new parks, footpaths and cycle paths to encourage healthy living and sustainable transport choices. Everything about our design approach is intended to encourage healthy lifestyles and support biodiversity and make the most of the site’s distinctive natural features.
- New publicly-accessible green space will be created for everyone in east Kidderminster – Woven Oaks will provide parks, trim trails, footpaths and green space for the new and the existing community. East Kidderminster does not currently have a great range of facilities or direct links to the wider countryside meaning that Woven Oaks could be a real boost to existing residents as well as new ones.
- As well as being sensitively planned, these new homes will come with infrastructure and investment – alongside the new green space, the proposals include provision of a new doctor’s surgery, a community hall, a primary school, new retail, new community orchard and playspace – all accessible to the existing community in east Kidderminster, as well as new residents. Taylor Wimpey will also make financial contributions (through Section 106 payments) for the benefit of the town and to fund further investment in the town and surrounding roads. We will deliver a significant number of social/affordable homes alongside homes for market sale within the scheme.
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