Bovis Homes seeks local feedback on Drakes Broughton proposals

08 February 2018

Drakes Broughton from above 

Residents of Drakes Broughton, Worcestershire, have been giving their views on a proposed new development for up to 90 new homes at a site in the village.

The projected development on land off Worcester Road has outline planning permission and is being brought forward by leading house builder Bovis Homes. The company's Western region, based in Bishop's Cleeve, is keen to gather further feedback from the local community to help shape the plans, ahead of submitting a detailed planning application.

Invitations were sent out to local residents, who came along to Drakes Broughton Village Hall to view and discuss the current plans with members of the Bovis Homes project team.

The site secured outline planning permission in October 2015 with provision for 90 new homes, including 36 designated as affordable. The new homes would also bring with them a range of investments in the local area including contributions towards walking and cycling facilities, local transport and the nearby Pershore High School.

Rob Stroud, Associate Design and Planning Director at Bovis Homes, said: “We were delighted to meet up and discuss our plans with residents at our exhibition, as their views will be vital to understanding how these much-needed new homes can best serve the local community.

He added: “We're confident that with the help of the local community, we can develop a high-quality, sustainable new neighbourhood that will complement and enhance the village.”

The development of the Worcester road site will also see Bovis Homes funding an extensive ecological project that will include the relocation of grass snakes and slow worms from the site to the nearby Vale Golf and Country Club in Pershore. The 10-year project will see areas of the club transformed with wildflowers, specially designed shrub and grasslands and the creation of handmade insect hibernation boxes.

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