Severn Valley welcomes planning permission for Fiddington site in Tewkesbury
05 January 2023
Severn Valley has welcomed Tewkesbury Council’s green light for 114 new homes on land in Fiddington.
Planning approval was unanimously given for the site at a meeting of the Council’s planning committee on the 20th December, with a decision notice issued today (5th Jan).
The land known as ‘Fiddington Fields Phase 1’ is located to the east of Tewkesbury and south of the residential and industrial development of Northway and Ashchurch.
The initial phase will deliver a mix of apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached new homes, including 23 one-bedroom units, 32 two-bedroom units, 44 three-bedroom units and 15 four-bedroom units.
The site’s masterplan seeks to create a network of open spaces and green corridors permeating through the new development, linking existing features and surrounding areas of open space and the countryside.
A number of landscape assets will be incorporated into the development, including, but not limited to, hedgerows, trees, grassland, proposed street trees (using Sustainable Urban Tree Planting Systems), existing ponds, attenuation ponds, sports pitches, natural play areas, community allotments and footpath and cycle ways.
As part of the scheme, Severn Valley will also build and transfer 39 homes to a local housing association partner.
Welcoming the planning approval, Managing Director for Severn Valley, Paul Moody, said:
“This is welcome news and I’d like to thank Tewkesbury Borough Council for its unanimous approval of our site in Fiddington.
“This scheme will deliver a range of quality new homes designed for local families and first-time buyers who otherwise might struggle to get onto the housing ladder in Tewksbury.
“The design seeks to build upon the site’s assets, landscape character and local context and respond to the issues of ecology, access, landscape and surface water management in an integrated way.
“Our plans will also deliver significant community benefit for local people including significant new jobs, amenities, infrastructure and a substantial social housing contribution.
“We are delighted to secure approval for this scheme which wouldn’t have been possible without the positive engagement of officials, elected members and the local community, and the team at Persimmon, who’ve worked incredibly hard to deliver a scheme that will leave a positive long-term legacy in Fiddington.”