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Taylor Wimpey acquires land for new homes development in Knowle

1st June 2016 Print
Middlefield Spring development

Taylor Wimpey Midlands is bringing much-needed new homes and investment to Knowle in the West Midlands after acquiring an area of land for residential development.

The leading housebuilder has completed the purchase of a parcel of land off Middlefield Avenue from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), on the leafy south-west outskirts of this sought-after village.

The planning application for 110 high-quality new homes was approved by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in February 2016. Prior to being selected as the site’s preferred developer, Taylor Wimpey successfully completed a three-stage selection process including a design and layout assessment, which evolved following further discussions with the local authority and a period of public consultation.

Roger Northam, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “We are delighted to have secured this appealing site and have consulted closely with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as we developed our plans.

“The project will bring many benefits to the village and the region as a whole, such as the creation of much-needed housing – including affordable homes – as well as new employment opportunities plus significant investment in the local community.”

Karl Tupling, Executive Director for Midlands for the HCA said: “We are really pleased to have been able to unlock land to bring forward the Knowle housing development, providing new homes in Solihull which will give more local people the chance to have a home of their own.”

Taylor Wimpey will provide a number of significant financial contributions to the local community as part of the scheme, including £382,142 that will go towards education, £17,500 for footpath works and £9,519 to the NHS.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council will also receive funding under the New Homes Bonus to spend within the area.

The development, to be called Middlefield Spring, will provide a mix of private and affordable housing comprising two, three and four-bedroom homes including an attractive range of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses as well as apartments.

Vehicular access will be taken from Hertford Way and Barton Drive, while sustainable drainage methods will be employed including a balancing pond. Work is expected to start on site in June.

Situated in a secluded spot on the edge of an established residential area, Middlefield Spring is within two miles of Knowle’s charming high street, which boasts a wonderful selection of independent boutiques, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops alongside a high-quality butcher and delicatessen.

Bustling Solihull, meanwhile, is less than four miles from home for a wider choice of shopping, entertainment and leisure opportunities, including John Lewis and many other big name stores at Touchwood, one of the region’s premier retail destinations.

Warwickshire’s attractive rural landscapes are on the doorstep and the peaceful towpaths of the Grand Union Canal are only a mile away, while the green open spaces of Knowle Park are also within walking distance.

Middlefield Spring also benefits from being close to a number of well-regarded local schools, including Dorridge Primary School, St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Knowle C of E Primary Academy and Arden Academy.

For commuters, Dorridge railway station is under a mile away for regular direct services to Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill, as well as to London Marylebone. Road links are good due to the close proximity of the M42, M40 and A34, while the NEC and Birmingham Airport are both around seven miles away.

To find out more about the brand new homes coming soon at Middlefield Spring, property-seekers should register their interest online by visiting

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Middlefield Spring development