The sale of land at Callendar Farm, Nuneaton, paving the way for 850 new homes, a local centre and land for provision of a primary school, has been welcomed as a sign that the housing market is moving.
The sale of the site was completed on Friday 24th April 2020 to Taylor Wimpey (West Midlands) and Jelson Homes, where national consultants Pegasus Group secured planning permission for 1000 dwellings. The client was also advised by Fisher German and Gateley Legal.
Tony Bateman, Managing Director of Pegasus Group who provided a range of services on the scheme as well as submitting the application and promotion of the site, said it was a good day for the industry.
“Despite the ongoing difficulties faced by our industry during the Covid-19 crisis, the sale of this pivotal site last week highlights that the housing market is still active, which is extremely positive.
“Housebuilders are still buying land, planning committees are still granting permission, and this scheme is set to not only bring much-needed new homes to the area, but create new jobs helping to stimulate the economy.”
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council granted planning permission for 150 new homes in 2016 as part of Phase 1, and for Phase 2 in February 2020 which entailed the provision of 850 properties, taking the total of development on land at and adjoining Callendar Farm up to 1,000 homes on the northern side of Nuneaton.
A key element of the design of the proposals has been the landscape led approach adopted by Pegasus Group which includes the provision of significant green infrastructure within the development itself which will provide a children’s play area, trim trails and public open spaces for recreational uses such as walking, running and cycling.
The proposals include a new vehicular access to the A5, access via Phase 1 off The Long Shoot as well as a highway link to the adjoining land to the west which forms part of the wider Strategic Housing Allocation.
The site will deliver 850 new homes with 30% being affordable, 1.2 ha of land reserved for a primary school and a local centre.
The proposals for Phase 1 and Phase 2 development at Callendar Farm have been progressed by Pegasus Group through the Local Plan Review to the Local Plan Examination and Adoption in June 2019 when the site was allocated for development.
The planning application for this Phase 2 scheme of 850 houses, new access off the A5, local centre and reserve land for a two-form entry primary school was advanced ahead of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Local Plan having been adopted.
The Pegasus Group team who worked on the Callendar Farm scheme included:
- Planning including Public Consultation – Chris May (Executive Director) and Michelle Simpson-Gallego (Associate), Birmingham
- Design (Urban Design) – Mike Carr (Executive Director), Cirencester
- Landscape design – Jeremy Peachey (Executive Director), Birmingham
- Environmental Statement – Sarah Dauncey, Birmingham
- Heritage – Gail Stoten (Senior Director), Cirencester
- Economics – Richard Cook (Director), Manchester
For more information on this project or any of Pegasus Group’s services, please contact us.