Yorkshire housebuilder Duchy Homes acquires first Midlands development site
Duchy Homes, the Leeds-based housebuilder, has now acquired land in Welford-on-Avon for its first Midlands development of luxury new homes.
Situated on the northern edge of Welford-on-Avon, the site will be positioned with Evesham Road to the north and bounded by open farmland to the south.
The 4.45-acre proposed development, originally the site of Binton Railway Station, is now vacant brownfield with redundant buildings and unsightly overgrown scrub.
Duchy Homes intends to revitalise with area with a collection of luxury homes.
Surrounding woodland will be preserved, along with a footpath link towards Binton Road and the local bus stops.
The site already has outline planning consent and Duchy Homes has recently submitted a Reserved Matters planning application for 24 new homes, including the retention of the existing station house and nine affordable homes.
The proposed house types have been designed to take advantage of the open views towards the river with open-plan living spaces to the rear of most plots and balconies to many rear bedrooms.
Placed approximately 4.5 miles to the south west of Stratford-upon-Avon and close to the North Cotswolds and the Vale of Evesham, the new Welford-on-Avon homes will beenfit from local amenities including its own village shop, a butcher’s, a petrol filling station, two pubs, a golf course, and a junior and infant school.
Duchy Homes, founded in 2011, set up its Midlands division in 2016.
Steve Hird, managing director of Duchy Homes, said: “We’re currently looking at five other sites in the Warwickshire and south Birmingham area, and have terms agreed on them. In the next four years we aim to be building 150 units per year.”
A planning decision is expected for this site by Spring, with construction planned to commence in the Summer for early 2019 house sales.