Residents in Drakes Broughton will soon have the opportunity to move into a brand-new home in the village, with plans for 90 properties now approved at the Worcestershire location.
The houses, which will be delivered by Bovis Homes, will include a range of 54 two to five-bedroom properties for sale on the open market, alongside 36 homes designated as affordable, which will be managed by a local housing association.
Paul Stafford, managing director of Bovis Homes’ West Midlands region, said: “This is an exciting new development in a very desirable location and we’re looking forward to moving forward and delivering these much-needed new homes.
“Having worked closely with various stakeholders, including close consultation with residents, we are confident that the agreed plans will be a very positive addition to an already thriving community.”
The plans, which received reserved matters approval from Wychavon District Council, also include 4.4 acres of public open space for new and existing residents to enjoy, alongside a play area for younger residents.
Bovis Homes will also make section 106 contributions towards transport, education and sports facilities, as well as a bus shelter, cycle link and recycling. In total, the agreement will see Bovis Homes invest almost £500k towards the local community.
Alongside the construction of the new development, Bovis Homes will continue to fund a 10-year programme to relocate hundreds of grass snakes and slow worms from the area to a new purpose-built area at the nearby Vale Golf and Country Club in Pershore.
The 10-year project will see areas of the course transformed with new wildflower meadows, woodland rides and glades, and the installation of bird, bat and insect hibernation boxes, ensuring the best possible habitat for the site’s ex-residents.
Work on site is expected to begin before the end of 2018, with the first residents expected to move in during the summer of 2019.