Green light for 125 new homes in Kenilworth

Sector: Residential

Group News

Location: Kenilworth

A reserved matters application for a residential development of 125 new homes on land off Warwick Road in Kenilworth has been approved by Warwick District Council.

The design team at Pegasus Group’s Cirencester office provided design services on behalf of Bovis Homes, including details of layout, scale, external appearance of the buildings and landscape.

The site, which is approximately 5.85 hectares, is situated to the south of Kenilworth town centre overlooking the Kenilworth Cricket and Bridge Club.

Tim Corcoran, Pegasus Group’s Principal Urban Designer, said: “This approval was the third application on which we have assisted Bovis Homes for this site, following approval earlier this year of a Design Code and a separate, full planning application for the gateway area of the scheme.

“For the reserved matters approval, Pegasus Group produced the layout and a range of supporting material, including a Design Compliance Statement.

“We worked hard alongside Bovis Homes, our wider team of consultants and various other stakeholders throughout the design process in order to overcome key constraints. These included the close proximity of the site to Kenilworth Cricket Club, which called for the introduction of a ball stop net; noise constraints from the east and west; a sensitive landscape context and various highway discussions that took place in order to ensure delivery of a high-quality scheme that has a strong placemaking element, and respects the local character and residential amenity.”

Dave Laight, Associate Design and Planning Director at Bovis Homes said, “The project timeline was a tight one, and it was a great effort from all of the Pegasus team working with council planning officers that enabled us to deliver on target.”

In recommending the application for approval, council planning officers said: “The proposed development would provide a high-quality residential environment in accordance with the garden suburbs principles, including an appropriate mix of market and affordable housing, where the affordable housing is distributed evenly across the site.”

The proposed mix of the 125 homes will include a small number of bungalows and a range of detached and semi-detached houses and comprise 8x 1-bedroom properties, 48x 2-bed, 45x 3-bed and 24x 4-bed houses. Of the 125 properties, 40% will be affordable.

To find out more about this project and any of Pegasus Group’s services, please contact us.