PLANS to create 700 houses and a primary school on the outskirts of Uttoxeter have been submitted to planning chiefs.
St. Modwen, a regeneration specialist, has submitted a planning application to East Staffordshire Borough Council for a sustainable housing-led, mixed-use development on land west of the town, between the A50 and Bramshall Road.
Comprising of up to 700 homes, the area will also incorporate 10 hectares of employment space and will benefit from a new first school, sports and recreational facilities, a small retail centre and the provision of open green space.
If approved, the developers said it will bring much-needed homes to the town, as well as generating significant opportunities for employment.
The site is designated in the borough council’s preferred option document as a location for a mixed use scheme and has been earmarked for development.
Following feedback received during a public consultation in April, St. Modwen said it has incorporated changes to its original plans, including the repositioning of the site for the first school and playing fields, increased hedgerow and tree planting, improved cycle and pathways and the realignment of some pedestrian routes linking the development with residential areas.
Mike Timmins, St. Modwen’s senior planning surveyor, said: “The consultation highlighted areas local people believe would improve the scheme.
“We’ve taken note of these comments and are pleased to have submitted a revised proposal to the local planning authority that has incorporated some of these suggestions.
“The location of the site is ideal for this proposed development. It is close to shops, community amenities and the road network, and is also served by several bus routes.
“The development will be a natural extension to the existing urban area, providing much-needed new housing and jobs, as well as assisting Uttoxeter with its growth ambitions for the future.
“Given the requirements of the local area, the strength of the scheme and the positive impact its creation will have on the town, we hope that planning consent will be granted as soon as possible so that we can liaise with the council and other representative bodies, regarding the details of the scheme. Work can then start on site shortly after.”
The plans are available at www.stmodwen-uttoxeter.co.uk