9th Dec, 2016

400 homes on Long Marston Airfield recommended for approval

Stratford Editorial 25th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PLANS for 400 homes on Long Marston Airfield look likely to be given the green light.

CALA Management Ltd is 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 homes.

And if the plans are given the go-ahead, the homes would be the first to be built on what could eventually become a 3,500-home settlement.

As the site straddles both the east and west planning areas, a special committee made up of ten members has been formed to consider the application, which has been recommended for approval despite objections from neighbouring parish councils.

A decision on the application is set to be made by the newly-formed planning committee at a meeting on Thursday (November 26).