SevenHomes, the regional housebuilder by SevenCapital Group, has submitted a detailed planning application to build 147 new homes on surplus land at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, Nuneaton, alongside an application for the college to build a new 3G Sports Pitch.
The housing proposed within the application will be well designed, in fitting with the existing college buildings and local surroundings, to be delivered in two phases. The homes will be a mix of tenure, including one-bedroom apartments and maisonettes, two- and three-bedroom houses through to 2.5-storey four-bedroom houses, to appeal to all family sizes and budgets. Of the 147 homes, 38 (over 25%) will also be affordable housing.
The submission follows outline planning permission which was granted in 2020 and, alongside introducing new homes to help meet local need, it proposes to bring significant and direct benefits to the college. The proceeds of the land sale will enable the introduction of the new state-of-the art pitch, and crucially will allow the college to invest in new and improved facilities for students.
Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “This marks an important milestone in our plans to invest in improving our college, ensuring that students at our Nuneaton Campus have access to the contemporary learning environments that they deserve and benefit from the same high standard facilities already available at our other campus locations.
“The funds raised from the sale of this surplus land on campus will create exciting modern facilities that will help to unlock the full potential of technical skills, across all industries, based on an enhanced digital capability. Our aim is to ensure that all students, now and in the future, as well as the local community, and local and regional businesses, benefit from our vision.”
Richard Hodson, Head of planning at SevenHomes said: “We’re really pleased to be able to bring forward this detailed application for a development that will be of huge, direct benefit to both the college and surrounding communities through enhanced amenity provision, as well as the introduction of sensitively planned and much needed new homes for the area.”
Subject to full planning approval, work on site is expected to commence in early 2025. For more information on SevenHomes, please visit: www.sevenhomes.co.uk
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