Woodside Conference Centre & Crewe Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

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Catesby Estates plc are promoting 76 acres of land east of Kenilworth,  which has been allocated for new homes in the adopted Warwick District Local Plan (September 2017).

The land is controlled through two separate promotion agreements, the first of which was agreed in April 2014 at which point the land was not identified as an allocation in the emerging Local Plan.

An outline planning application has been submitted to Warwick District Council for the construction of up to 620 new homes which will set the principles of the development in more detail including site access and housing layout. (Ref W/18/1635 - Visit the planning website here)

Up to 620 new homes in a range of sizes and styles

A range of plots reserved for self and custom build

40% affordable housing (mix of rented and shared ownership)

On site primary school (to be situated adjacent to the new secondary school)

Allotments, equipped play areas and informal public open space

Footways and cycleways linked to improved enhanced routes to the town centre and rail station

Funding for two new bus services serving the site and wider east of Kenilworth area

New link road from Glasshouse Lane to Crewe Lane providing a new route to and from the A46 (via the Stoneleigh junction)

Offsite highway improvements

Significant financial contributions funding new and expended education and community facilities

The scheme will be determined by Warwick District Council, and will involve a range of statutory consultees such as the Town Council, utilities, education providers, highways officers and local healthcare agencies commenting on the proposals and helping ensure that they positively contribute to the local community.

Should the application be approved, we will then work with a range of housebuilders to deliver a range of new homes, with first residents taking occupation in 2021.

Energy Efficient, Low Carbon Homes

Homes, both new and existing, account for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. To help reduce carbon emissions and keep down household energy costs, the new homes built to the east of Kenilworth will meet the latest energy efficiency standards and be heated by cleaner energy sources. In this regard the new homes to be developed will:

  • Reduce carbon emissions by up to 31% (compared to homes built to current energy efficiency requirements) in accordance with new Building Regulations to be introduced in 2020, increasing to 75-80% reduction by 2025 once the Future Homes Standard is fully introduced by the Government.
  • This means the new homes will feature technology including photovoltaic (solar) panels, heat pumps, triple glazing and standards for walls, floors and roofs that significantly limit any heat loss.
  • Provision of electric vehicle charging points in accordance with the adopted Parking Standards SPD.

Environmental Considerations

No objection from the Council Ecologist or the Environment Agency.

  • Retention and protection of Glasshouse Wood Ancient Woodland, Scheduled Ancient Monument (a suspected Roman Settlement) and Victoria Spinney
  • Retention and enhancement of valuable habitats, including River Avon Local Wildlife Site, hedgerows and mature trees
  • Creation of new grassland and aquatic habitats in addition to substantial new trees/shrub/hedgerow planting
  • The incorporation of bat roosting features into selected new dwellings and a wildlife sensitive lighting scheme
  • The site is fully located within Flood Zone 1 (the lowest classified risk). To ensure new hard surfaces do not result in increased flood risk offsite, a drainage strategy based on a SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) approach is incorporated within development proposals.
  • This will capture runoff falling in the site during rainfall events, and release it at pre-development greenfield (or better) rates
  • Installation of an acoustic bund and barrier to minimise noise pollution from the A46 Glasshouse

The Land

The site forms part of the land east of Kenilworth allocated in the adopted Warwick Local Plan and Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan for the delivery of a high quality new community comprising approximately 1,400 new homes together with supporting infrastructure. This allocation is bounded by Glasshouse Lane to the west and the A46 to the east.

Page 23 of the Warwick Local Plan (you can download a copy here) allocates the following sites east of Kenilworth:

  • H06 East of Kenilworth (Thickthorn) – providing 760 new homes, 8ha of employment land, a local centre and new primary school
  • H40 East of Kenilworth (Crewe Lane, Southcrest Farm and Woodside Training Centre – including the Catesby Estates land) (policy DS12) providing up to 640 new homes, relocation of secondary school; primary school; community facilities
  • H41 East of Warwick Road, Kenilworth providing 100 new homes

Catesby Estates plc are promoting 76 acres of land east of Kenilworth,  which has been allocated for new homes in the adopted Warwick District Local Plan (September 2017).

The land is controlled through two separate promotion agreements, the first of which was agreed in April 2014 at which point the land was not identified as an allocation in the emerging Local Plan.

An outline planning application has been submitted to Warwick District Council for the construction of up to 620 new homes which will set the principles of the development in more detail including site access and housing layout. (Ref W/18/1635 - Visit the planning website here)

Up to 620 new homes in a range of sizes and styles

A range of plots reserved for self and custom build

40% affordable housing (mix of rented and shared ownership)

On site primary school (to be situated adjacent to the new secondary school)

Allotments, equipped play areas and informal public open space

Footways and cycleways linked to improved enhanced routes to the town centre and rail station

Funding for two new bus services serving the site and wider east of Kenilworth area

New link road from Glasshouse Lane to Crewe Lane providing a new route to and from the A46 (via the Stoneleigh junction)

Offsite highway improvements

Significant financial contributions funding new and expended education and community facilities

The scheme will be determined by Warwick District Council, and will involve a range of statutory consultees such as the Town Council, utilities, education providers, highways officers and local healthcare agencies commenting on the proposals and helping ensure that they positively contribute to the local community.

Should the application be approved, we will then work with a range of housebuilders to deliver a range of new homes, with first residents taking occupation in 2021.

Energy Efficient, Low Carbon Homes

Homes, both new and existing, account for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. To help reduce carbon emissions and keep down household energy costs, the new homes built to the east of Kenilworth will meet the latest energy efficiency standards and be heated by cleaner energy sources. In this regard the new homes to be developed will:

  • Reduce carbon emissions by up to 31% (compared to homes built to current energy efficiency requirements) in accordance with new Building Regulations to be introduced in 2020, increasing to 75-80% reduction by 2025 once the Future Homes Standard is fully introduced by the Government.
  • This means the new homes will feature technology including photovoltaic (solar) panels, heat pumps, triple glazing and standards for walls, floors and roofs that significantly limit any heat loss.
  • Provision of electric vehicle charging points in accordance with the adopted Parking Standards SPD.

Environmental Considerations

No objection from the Council Ecologist or the Environment Agency.

  • Retention and protection of Glasshouse Wood Ancient Woodland, Scheduled Ancient Monument (a suspected Roman Settlement) and Victoria Spinney
  • Retention and enhancement of valuable habitats, including River Avon Local Wildlife Site, hedgerows and mature trees
  • Creation of new grassland and aquatic habitats in addition to substantial new trees/shrub/hedgerow planting
  • The incorporation of bat roosting features into selected new dwellings and a wildlife sensitive lighting scheme
  • The site is fully located within Flood Zone 1 (the lowest classified risk). To ensure new hard surfaces do not result in increased flood risk offsite, a drainage strategy based on a SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) approach is incorporated within development proposals.
  • This will capture runoff falling in the site during rainfall events, and release it at pre-development greenfield (or better) rates
  • Installation of an acoustic bund and barrier to minimise noise pollution from the A46 Glasshouse

The Land

The site forms part of the land east of Kenilworth allocated in the adopted Warwick Local Plan and Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan for the delivery of a high quality new community comprising approximately 1,400 new homes together with supporting infrastructure. This allocation is bounded by Glasshouse Lane to the west and the A46 to the east.

Page 23 of the Warwick Local Plan (you can download a copy here) allocates the following sites east of Kenilworth:

  • H06 East of Kenilworth (Thickthorn) – providing 760 new homes, 8ha of employment land, a local centre and new primary school
  • H40 East of Kenilworth (Crewe Lane, Southcrest Farm and Woodside Training Centre – including the Catesby Estates land) (policy DS12) providing up to 640 new homes, relocation of secondary school; primary school; community facilities
  • H41 East of Warwick Road, Kenilworth providing 100 new homes

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