Plans submitted for new homes on former city golf course
Plans have been submitted for a new development of 50 affordable homes in Worcester.
We're planning to build the homes on part of the former Tolladine golf course to the north of Darwin Avenue. We already own homes on the street and our planning application includes a proposal to demolish three of these properties to provide access to the site.
The proposed homes would be a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes, of which 35 will be for rent and 15 available to buy through shared ownership. A total of 99 off-street parking spaces would also be provided for residents. Subject to planning permission we would intend to start work on site early next year.
Land manager Jo Noakes said: “We know there is a need for more affordable housing in the city and Worcester Council have identified that around 400 affordable homes need to be built every year. At the same time there is growing demand for affordable housing, with more than 4,500 people on the housing register in Worcester.
“These homes will help ease some of that demand and as the site is close to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital and next to a care home we’re keen to explore with the council whether we can prioritise lettings to local key workers.”
Sue Allen, locality manager said “We have been speaking to our customers who live in the three of our properties that we are proposing to demolish so that they are kept fully informed of our plans and progress. If the plans are approved, we will work with them to find a new home and they will also have the opportunity to move into one of the new homes.”
We are one of the leading developers of affordable housing in the country and completed more than 1,000 new homes last year. Over the next eight years we're aiming to build 12,000 new homes and are currently onsite building new homes in Ombersley and Leigh Sinton which are due to complete early next year.