Developers behind a scheme to build 750 new homes on land in Lichfield say they hope the project will create a “positive lasting legacy”.
IM Land has confirmed it has agreed a deal with Redrow Midlands to build on the 100-acre site off Watery Lane at Curborough.
The development will also see provision for a new primary school, sports pitches and a new base for the Staffordshire Air Cadets.
Iain McArthur, director at IM Land said:
“It’s been a team effort both on IM Land’s part and in working with some of the region’s leading consultants and planners to get to this stage and arrive at a solution to deliver new homes on this site.
“This collaborative approach, liaising with the district council, local stakeholders, the community and the landowners has been instrumental in creating a scheme which has attracted a high-quality housebuilder committed to delivering our vision for a more sustainable future.
“Throughout the process, placemaking has always been at the forefront, creating opportunities to support and encourage the wellbeing of the community and leave a positive lasting legacy we can all be proud of.”Iain McArthur, IM Land
Work is expected to begin on the site later this year, with showhomes expected to open in 2023.
It will include a mix of two to five bedroom houses, with just under a third earmarked as affordable properties.
Ben Marshalsay, from Fisher German who represented the landowners in the sale, said:
“We are extremely pleased to complete a deal with Redrow Homes.
“It will be an extremely positive development for Lichfield which will bring hundreds of new homes to the area and form part of a large-scale urban extension.
“It was the landowners who specifically selected Redrow Homes due to the high quality of houses produced by the company, and we now look forward to seeing the development come to fruition.”Ben Marshalsay, Fisher German
The developers say the Curborough Countryside Centre, which is located on the development site, will be retained and enhanced as part of the plans.
A reserved matters planning application, which finalises the layout and exact number of homes on the site, is currently being finalised.