Living Space Housing Submits Plans for 60 Much-needed Homes in Bromsgrove

July 2, 2021

Living Space Housing has submitted a Detailed Planning Application to Bromsgrove District Council for 60 homes on a 1.73 Ha (4.27 acre) site off Perryfields Road, located just over a mile from the town centre. The site forms part of an allocation for over 1,300 new homes. 

Living Space has lodged the plans in conjunction with Worcester-based PDR Developments. Designed by the Birmingham office of architects Stephen George and Partners, the proposals are for a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes of multiple tenures, to suit single households and families of varying sizes. Situated in a highly sustainable location, well served by public transport and local amenities, the design of the site responds to Taylor Wimpey’s plans for the adjacent land, with new footpaths proposed to connect the new communities.

Chris Loizou, Land and Partnerships Director at Living Space Housing said: “There is a substantial unmet housing need within Bromsgrove and the surrounding area, with many people who work in the District commuting in. Bromsgrove’s Strategic Housing Market Assessment requires substantial new home delivery – including 219 new affordable homes per year – so highly sustainable schemes such as this are required. Our proposals are for a quality bespoke development, which will contribute to and enhance the architectural character of the Borough.”

Philip Rawle, Director of PDR Developments Ltd said: “Prior to submitting our planning application, we undertook public consultation across nearly 400 homes in the local area.  It was interesting to see that there was an awareness of the lack of mixed tenure housing. This scheme is vital to enable Bromsgrove District Council to increase the provision of quality new homes across a range of tenures, including socially rented and shared ownership. We look forward to working with the Council’s Officers and Elected Members as the scheme progresses through the planning system.”

The infrastructure requirements of the BROM2 housing allocation are met by the large scheme being delivered by Taylor Wimpey, which will enable this Perryfields Road site to come forward swiftly and contribute to the Council’s five-year housing land supply position. The open spaces proposed within the ‘Secured by Design’ development layout plan will include landscaping and ecological enhancements. The high-quality homes have been designed in red brick and render to complement the terraced, semi-detached, and detached homes within the vicinity.

Living Space is a development-led residential planning, design and construction services solution for Registered Providers, PRS Funds, the NHS, Universities and Defence Estates, which provides an end-to-end service, enabling more homes to be delivered with greater efficiency. Having launched to the market in 2019, the company is already on site at its first seven developments, with many more in the planning system. The combined construction value of Living Space’s development portfolio is in excess of £72million, which equates to 580 affordable houses, apartments and bungalows.