Exhibition for new homes in Droitwich

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Local residents are getting their chance to have a say about plans to transform an old army site in Droitwich Spa into 64 brand new homes.

Bovis Homes have purchased the site, which has outline planning permission to build the homes, at the former Army Medals Offices at Worcester Road.

And the national housebuilder, who has its regional office in Coleshill, is staging a public exhibition close to the old military site to get feedback from the local community about what they would like to see at the new development.

"We want to tap into the local knowledge of residents in the area to help inform our plans as we refine them, ahead of making a detailed planning application," said Regional Planning Manager Barry Herrod. "Our vision for this development is to create a sustainable, high-quality community that will complement and enhance the neighbourhood and the best people to help us do that are local residents.

"We will be looking for ideas and comment on areas such as housestyles and the layout of open spaces - all the things that turn a development into a thriving, sustainable community - and with a range of homes planned from two to five beds, this really is set to become an exciting new part of the town."

The exhibition will be at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Worcester Road on Thursday, 29 September, from 1 to 9pm and will have information boards showing the current proposals. Members of the Bovis Homes team involved with the scheme will be on hand to answer questions and visitors will be able to fill in feedback forms with their comments and ideas.  Invitations are being sent out to neighbouring homes to tell local people about the event.

A website is also being set up at www.bovishomes.co.uk/droitwich where people will be able to send in ideas and comments.