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Mixed-tenure development approved in Telford

Words: Laura Edgar
Donnington Wood Way / Telford & Wrekin Council, Nuplace Ltd,, Lovell Partnerships Ltd and Wrekin Housing Group

Telford and Wrekin Council has granted planning permission for a 329-home mixed-tenure  development on a 14.85-hectare brownfield site off Donnington Wood Way in Telford.

The development is being brought forward by a partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, Nuplace Ltd, the council’s wholly owned housing company, Lovell Partnerships Ltd and housing association Wrekin Housing Group.

In line with the council’s housing strategy, the site will comprise properties for open market sale, private and affordable rent and rent-to-buy, as well as dementia care and supported living units. Of the homes, 66 homes are being built for Nuplace for private rent, while 77 will be for open market sale from Lovell.

Wrekin Housing Group will be responsible for the extra care facility, which includes dementia care apartments with supported living provision.

Properties will have PV panels and electric car charging points.

The development will be built by Lovell, which has already developed nine Nuplace sites across the borough over the past six years. A new community hub and children's play area will also be delivered.  

Construction work is due to start in summer 2021 and will continue until early 2025.

David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “This promises to be another excellent development for the borough which will deliver against many of the council’s strategic objectives relating to housing and our green agenda.

“Regenerating the site and meeting the local housing need will, however, be carefully balanced with the need to enhance and protect this precious, ecologically rich environment. This is a very special location and we want to make sure it remains a home for nature as much as it will become a home for local people.”

Image credit | Telford & Wrekin Council, Nuplace Ltd, Lovell Partnerships Ltd and Wrekin Housing Group