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Housebuilder set for £195m 725-home development

Seven hundred and twenty five homes valued at £195 million is how housebuilder has summed up its major plans for land north of Gloucester.

The development will include 471 two to four-bedroom houses and 254 'affordable' homes, made up of one and two-bed apartments and two to four-bed homes.

A section 106 agreement will also see Bovis, which has its West regional office in Bishops Cleeve, contribute £7.62 million towards a new nursery, primary and secondary education as well as on and off-site sports and leisure facilities.

We are told the house-builder behind the Twigworth development will also make highway improvements including the funding and provision of footpaths and public transport.

Work is already underway to put in the infrastructure and build a new roundabout on the A38 for access to the new homes.

Mark Slater, land director at Bovis Homes, said: "Local house hunters, whether they are searching on the private market or through affordable housing providers, will benefit from a wide choice of stunning homes, as well as a strong sense of community, with a school, games area and playing field all planned on site - and all within a popular, easy-to-reach location.

"The range - from one-bed apartments to four-bed houses - means the development will appeal to a wide range of people at different stages of their home searching journey."

The A38 roundabout should be completed by the end of the year, with house building due to start in spring 2020 and the first occupations later in the year.

The Gloucester development, two miles north of the city centre, will occupy a greenfield site previously used for farming.

Back in 2017 the Government granted planning permission for two controversial developments north of Gloucester for 2,000 homes.

Then Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, backed two massive developments of 1,300 homes north of Innsworth Land and for the 725 Twigwirth Homes.

Gloucestershire-based developer Robert Hitchins is behind the developments, the plans for which were first submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council back in July 2015.

Concerns had been raised by residents about the impact on traffic and drainage.

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