PLANS for 400 homes on Long Marston Airfield have been given the go-ahead.
CALA Management Ltd was hoping to build the homes – along with improved access from Campden Road and a pedestrian and cycle link to The Greenway – on the corner of the former RAF airfield.
The developer has previously tried to get permission for more homes on the site, which was originally put forward as one of five options for a new settlement in Stratford District Council’s Core Strategy.
But having been rejected in favour of proposals to build on land at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath (GLH), it was put back into the key planning document after the authority was advised to increase its overall housing total from 11,300 homes to 14,480.
The latest application had been recommended for approval by officers despite objections from neighbouring parish councils.
And on Thursday (November 26), a special planning committee – made up of ten members from the authority’s west and east committees – gave their backing to the scheme.
The homes will now be the first to be built on what could eventually become a 3,500-home settlement.