February 2021 Site Update - Parking & Public Open Space
The public open space at Myton Green has been incredibly well received by both residents living onsite and those located further afield in the district.
The recent good weather, school holidays and home schooling has meant people have been making the most of the new facilities, which has inadvertently created issues with parking.
The main spine road remains privately owned and although the public open space has now been adopted by Warwick District Council (WDC) and is open for use, this is still very much an active construction site with a lot of heavy construction related traffic.
Therefore, as the road and some access points are still privately owned until its formal adoption by Warwick County Council (WCC) highways, we have taken the decision to double yellow line these areas to prevent parking on what is the main construction traffic route. The land which links our spine road up to Gallows Hill is not under our control and is also yet to be adopted, so cannot be used as an alternative entrance.
We are in the process of installing additional fencing to prevent access towards the main compound, and additional signage and fencing regarding parking will also be placed along the spine road. These measures will be implemented early next week (w/c 1st March 2021).
This is a difficult juggling act as we know residents were keen to access the public open spaces, but there are still health and safety obligations that need to be adhered to due to this being an active construction site.
Without implementing these additional health and safety measures on the spine road, there are concerns users of the public open space and residents whilst enjoying these new facilities will not recognise the health, safety and traffic issues that are part and parcel of any active construction site.
Parking within residential areas is down to the individual housebuilders to control (Miller, Avant, Bovis and Redrow). The housebuilders are also responsible for ensuring their contractors park with consideration and they should be providing ample parking for them within their own compound areas. Catesby Estates have no control over their compound areas or contractor parking arrangements.
Should you be experiencing issues as a resident within these areas, you will need to raise this directly with the housebuilder and also WDC.
Public Open Space
Myton Green has reached a key milestone in December 2020, with the opening and adoption of the public open spaces by Warwick District Council.
Myton Green Park is public open space and green infrastructure with six equipped play areas including a multi-use games pitch with five-aside football and basketball court, a 4,500 metre network of new footpaths and cycleways along with the planting of more than 250 specimen trees.
Read more here.
For all housebuilder enquiries please contact them directly by clicking on the links below:
Bovis Homes / Miller Homes / Avant Homes / Redrow
The site was granted its initial Outline Planning Permission in 2014, but a further application was needed to ensure the site was developable with a further Outline Planning Permission granted in 2015.
Due to the size and complexity of the site, Catesby Estates were appointed to deal with the Reserved Matters Application, deliver the site infrastructure, the dualling of Europa Way and the public open space works which were required to bring forward residential development on the site.
Reserved Matters was granted in 2017 for the site-wide infrastructure and public open space works. Work started in early 2018 and finished late summer 2020.
Housebuilders started on site early 2019 with first residents taking occupation in the autumn. There are currently circa 45 plots sold, and by the end of 2020, 80 homes are expected to be occupied.
First onsite was Avant Homes (13.4 acres/up to 200 new homes), followed by Miller Homes (8.7 acres/up to 134 new homes) and then Bovis Homes (8.9 acres/up to 135 new homes). The final land parcel was sold to Redrow in February 2020 (17.6 acres/up to 266 new homes) and they are expected to start work onsite autumn 2020.