Much-needed new homes in Bishop’s Itchington get the green light

23 August 2018

Housebuilder Bovis Homes will bring 84 much-needed new homes to Bishops Itchington in Warwickshire, after plans were given the green light.

The reserved matters proposals, for land off Knightcote Road, were approved by Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s planning committee. They will see Bovis Homes deliver a total of 55 one to five-bedroom homes for sale on the open market, including a number of bungalows, in line with local housing need. The company will also build 29 properties which are designated as affordable, to be managed by a local housing association.

As part of the agreement, Bovis Homes will make contributions to the local community totalling more than £500,000, for areas including healthcare, education and recreation.

Carl Watkins, senior architectural technologist at Bovis Homes, said: “We’re delighted to have received consent for these new homes, and look forward to starting work on site. After close consultation with local stakeholders, we hope that the development will be a positive addition to the community in Bishops Itchington.”

Alongside the homes, the plans also include provision for a village green, other areas of open space and a ‘biodiversity offset area’ ensuring that all existing wildlife in the area will also have a home at the new development.

The development will also see the preservation of an ancient ‘ridge and furrow’ field on the site. Ridge and furrow is an archaeological phenomenon created by a system of ploughing used during the middle ages.

Work on site is due to start in the coming weeks, with the first residents expected to move in during the spring of 2019.