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Green light given for 79-home sustainable community in Bewdley

23 May 2023

Approval has been granted - subject to signing the S106 - by Wyre Forest District Council for the creation of 79 new homes in Catchem’s End, Bewdley.

The development will provide a choice of house sizes and types, from one to four-bedroom properties, helping to meet local housing needs on a site allocated in the Wyre Forest District Council Local Plan. Of these 79 homes, 25% will be transferred to a Housing Association.

As part of the development in Bewdley, over £9,900 per home will be pledged to support infrastructure delivery as well as economic and environmental development. The wider site will also bring a range of benefits to the local community, including over £632,206 to local education and £86,000 to local highways.

Set amongst significant green space, the site boasts a number of environmental benefits, including 55% of the site’s energy coming from renewable sources, as well as a biodiversity net gain, air source heat pumps on each home, and footpath connections throughout the development.

Russell Griffin, Managing Director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands said “we’re delighted to have received resolution to grant for our development at Bewdley and I want to thank Wyre Forest District Council for their support. Not only will the development deliver 79 quality new homes, it will also create local jobs as part of the construction as well as generate significant benefits for biodiversity and sustainability in the area.

“We’re committed to creating vibrant, successful communities and supporting more local families in getting their dream homes. We’ll continue to work in partnership with the Council and other stakeholders to ensure our development at Bewdley delivers real benefits for the whole community.”

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