Work ahead of major housing development between Leamington and Warwick approved

The outline of the site of Myton Green.
The outline of the site of Myton Green.

Infrastructure works planned for land between Leamington and Warwick ahead of a new residential development have been given the go ahead.

The works are part of a major development to build a new 735-home housing development on land between Myton Road and Europa Way.

Outline plans for the development, which will be called Myton Green, were given the green light in 2015.

In January the reserved matters planning application was put forward for the first phase of the infrastructure and landscaping works.

Since then there has been more than 50 objections for the reserved matters plans registered by members of the public.

Despite gaining planning consent in 2015 there were concerns from those who originally objected to the proposal, which included Warwick Town Council, who also objected to the reserved matters planning application.

Warwick Councillor John Holland said: “Warwick Town Council objected to the development as we do not believe that the proper infrastructure can be provided for the new residents.

The town council has been opposing increases in traffic for many years and three county councillors signed an objection to the increase of traffic in Europa Way and it will have an impact on the surrounding area, particularly in Leamington.”

Warwick District Council approved the reserved matters application put forward by Catesby Property Group, on behalf of the Europa Way Consortium, last week.

As well as new homes, the proposals also support the development of recreational and play areas and green open space.

The application consists of the first section of a tree-lined community spine road, which will eventually link Europa Way with Gallows Hill, together with approximately 20 acres of open space, including the restoration of a section of Myton Brook.

The plans also include drainage works.

There will also be a provision of six equipped play areas, a network of new footpaths and cycleways and the planting of more than 250 specimen trees.

The works will enable the phased delivery of up to 735 new homes in a range of sizes with a neighbourhood centre.

This early phase of infrastructure works is thought to set up the new homes being delivered for spring 2019

Grant Stevenson, associate planning director at Catesby Property Group, said: “After many months developing sensitive and sustainable plans for the site with our partners, the Europa Way Consortium, we are delighted to have received the go-ahead to progress with the strategic infrastructure works.

“We are committed to supporting the delivery of an attractive, high-quality development at Myton Green based on the Council’s garden suburb principles and look forward to getting started on site with the enabling works later this year.”

As well as new homes, the proposals also support the development of recreational and play areas and green open space.