Public exhibition to showcase proposed new homes in Burton-upon-Trent
The local community has the chance next week to look at plans and find out more about Midland Heart’s proposed new all-affordable housing development at Burton-upon-Trent.
The project’s partners are holding a public exhibition between 3-7pm on Thursday, September 6 at the Henhurst and District Recreation Club, Henhurst Hill, opposite the proposed development site.
A mix of 131 homes and apartments is being proposed for the 10-acre site off Aviation Lane, which is to the west of Burton-upon-Trent town in East Staffordshire.
Midland Heart is partnering with Derby-based developer Partner to build the proposed new homes with multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p acting as architect and planning consultant.
Joe Reeves, Executive Director of Growth and Corporate Affairs, Midland Heart, said: “The Aviation Lane development is a significant one for Midland Heart - and more importantly - for local people looking for high quality affordable housing.
"Together with our developer, Partner, we are seeking to provide 94 homes for affordable rent plus 37 for shared ownership on a landscaped site within walking distance of established schools and other amenities.”
Andy Ward, Senior Planning Consultant at rg+p, said: “On behalf of Partner, we’ve prepared a full planning application for 131 all-affordable homes in a mix of one bed apartments and two, three and four bed homes.
"The properties will have a traditional brick appearance with feature details such as porchways, corner gabling and stone sills, and have been designed to respect both the existing housing off Aviation Lane and Henhurst Hill, and the new housing being developed by Bellway Homes to the east.
“The public exhibition will be an informal event where members of the local community can view plans and information relating to highways, drainage and ecology, and pose questions to the project team about the proposals.”
In addition to the new homes, the proposed development also encompasses a sustainable urban drainage system and 20 per cent open space, including planting native woodland and street trees for the National Forest.
If planning permission is secured, it is anticipated work on the new homes could begin in February 2019, with the first homes being made available from early 2020 and the whole development completed early in 2022.