Taylor Wimpey plans go public
A public exhibition has been held to showcase plans for a potential development of Taylor Wimpey homes in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Residents, businesses and community groups have taken the opportunity to have their say on Taylor Wimpey’s plans to transform land in Keele Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, into a high-quality development of houses for sale in Staffordshire.
The leading housebuilder, which has secured an opportunity to purchase the site of the disused Thistleberry House care home, held a public exhibition at Keele Conference and Events centre, Keele University, on Tuesday 17th July as part of the consultation process for the new homes in Newcastle-under-Lyme proposal.
Scores of people attended the exhibition, with many providing valuable feedback on the plans for around 37 new-build homes in Newcastle-under-Lyme, including much-needed affordable new properties in Keele Road.
Daniel McGowan, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We were delighted to see so many people taking the time to visit the exhibition and provide their views on the plans – the feedback we received will help us fine-tune our proposals before they are ready to be submitted to the local planning authority.”
It is anticipated Taylor Wimpey will submit a detailed planning application to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in August, for consideration by its planning committee in the autumn.
People can still provide feedback on the proposals, and find out more about the scheme, by visiting the website keeleroad.com.
If planning consent for the scheme is granted, special care will be taken by the developer to retain a number of significant features on the site and plans for the development will also include adequate parking provision for residents.
The architectural design of the new homes will also be in keeping with the existing character of this attractive residential area.
As an active member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Taylor Wimpey will make it a priority to ensure movement of heavy goods and delivery vehicles will take place during specific hours to ensure minimal disruption to local people and businesses.
The housebuilder will also work closely with the local highways authority to ensure safe traffic management in Keele Road during construction.