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Green light for cattle market homes following appeal

Stratford Editorial 23rd May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MORE than 200 homes will be built on the former cattle market site in Alcester Road after developer Redrow had its appeal successfully upheld.

Stratford District Council had previously refused changes to the application to build 214 homes, which Redrow argued were essential to make the scheme “economically viable.”

But a government planning inspector has now given the green light to the scheme, saying it provides a solution to a site that might otherwise not be built for a “considerable period of time.”

They added the location of the site would bring benefits through improved infrastructure, access to the town centre, and economic activity.

Redrow’s approved scheme is set to include 199 apartments and 15 town houses, retail floorspace, pedestrian and cycle links

as well as new access arrangements to Weston Road and Alcester Road.

They have already agreed to Section 106 payments of £20,080 towards a nearby play area in addition to £123,313 towards primary school education locally.

Redrow Homes Midlands regional director, Darren Turk, said: “We have always wanted to develop the site but the simple fact was that the original scheme granted consent several years ago was no longer viable.”

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