LAND AT STOKE LANE,
Davidsons Developments Ltd is seeking public views in respect of land east of Stoke Lane, Stoke Golding, which it hopes to bring forward for residential development.
Davidsons Developments has entered into an option agreement with the landowner, as shown on the Site Location Plan extract below.
The site comprises approximately 2.12 hectares (5.24 acres) of land, located to the north-east of Stoke Lane, Stoke Golding.
It comprises a single field currently in agricultural use.
The site is bounded by residential development to the north at Stoneley Road/Arnold Road, the playing fields associated with Stoke Golding Village Hall to the north-east, beyond which lies a 2.7MW solar farm. To the south western edge of the site lies Willow Farm and Stoke Lane
WHY DO WE NEED MORE HOMES?
Nationally we are facing a growing housing shortage as people are living longer and in smaller households.
There are not enough homes being built to meet the demand and as a result there is a need to boost the supply of homes.
Demand for housing in Leicestershire is high. Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council need to ensure that new homes are provided to meet the needs of existing and future residents.
The site at Stoke Lane, Stoke Golding is able to deliver a range of new homes in an attractive, well designed setting, to help meet these needs.
It is well related to the existing settlement and is in easy reach of services and facilities in the village.
A number of technical studies have been commissioned to help us understand the site and its opportunities and constraints. These include:
A transport assessment – this looks at the preferred site access and potential impact of the development on local roads and traffic;
A flood risk and drainage assessment. The Environment Agency flood maps show the site lies in Flood Zone 1 and is therefore at little or no risk of flooding;
An ecological appraisal and protected species surveys.
A Heritage Assessment; and
A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment which considers the effects of the development proposals on the existing Landscape Character and on people in the wider landscape experiencing views towards the site.
The current proposal has evolved through preliminary work which we have undertaken to help us understand the site and the surrounding area. The project team, which incorporates a variety of specialist consultants, has contributed into the formulation of the current indicative masterplan.
Up to 60 new homes;
A mix of sizes and types, including 40% affordable homes (up to 24 homes);
Access from Stoke Lane;
Retention of existing boundary hedgerows, where possible;
Provision of landscaped public open space;
Potential provision of pedestrian link to playing fields north of the site.
An extract of the latest Illustrative Site Layout Plan is shown below.