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More detail on plans for 238 homes

Bloor Homes has applied to Tewkesbury Borough Council for approval of detailed plans for a 238-home development.

The council gave outline planning permission in February this year for up to 250 homes, a community sports pavilion and outdoor sports pitches, as well as highway, drainage and green infrastructure, including a trim trail, outdoor play area and community orchard.

Now Bloor has gone back to the council for approval of reserved matters for the scheme at Wheatpieces in Tewkesbury, around the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping of the homes, public open space and highway infrastructure.

The 37.6 acres of land earmarked for the scheme sits to the south-east of Bluebell Road and east of Rudgeway Lane in Wheatpieces and is made up of 16.9 acres of residential development, a sports pavilion and parking.

The remaining 19.6 acres will be devoted to green open space and landscaping, including football pitches next to the sports pavilion.

The development will include a total of 143 3- to 5-bed open market homes, 57 1- to 3-bed homes for social rent and 38 2- and 3-bed homes for shared ownership.

The northern area of the development is devoted to the public open space, including the sports pavilion and pitches, with housing to the south of the open space.

The latest plans show housing will be enclosed by a landscape corridor running along the perimeter of the new homes. Larger detached homes will form the perimeter of the site and the gateway of the site off Bluebell Road.

The houses have been designed to be a good fit with the existing Wheatpieces estate, particularly the recently constructed Tewkesbury Meadows development. Proposed materials include a variety of red brick and chalk render, with the occasional use of Tudor boarding, particularly along the southern and eastern edge of the development, reflecting the character of the neighbouring farm.

Proposed boundaries include hedgerows and estate railings along the main spine road, with garden boundaries including brick walls and high specification wooden fencing.

The development includes a large area of informal public open space, with a wildflower meadow, native woodland planting, an attenuation pond and footpaths. There is also formal public open space running north to south through the development, which includes a play area equipped with 11 pieces of play equipment.

The community sports pavilion will be covered by a separate reserved matters application at a later date.

Work on the development will begin once all reserved matters have been approved by the council.

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