PLANS to build up to 960 new homes complete with a new district centre in Brockhill East are to be discussed by Redditch planners next Wednesday, January 13.
Redditch is being consulted on the application which is going before neighbouring Bromsgrove District Council.
The plans have been submitted by Persimmon Homes and consists of outline planning for 832 homes, and specific planning for 128 homes off Weights Lane.
Off these 35 per cent – 365 – will be affordable homes, all built to meet Redditch’s housing needs.
The land in question was taken out of the Green Belt by Bromsgrove in 2017 and the plans envisage a new district centre, new play facilities, a new highway network and public open space.
The site, described as being in a ‘pivotal position’ between urban development and the Green Belt, is listed as featuring close to 80 acres of open green space and will retain ‘the watercourse Red Ditch’.
Access points to the site will be off Cookridge Close, Hawling Street and Weights Lane.
Redditch needs to provide 6,400 new homes to the year 2030 with 3,000 of these to be built in the borough itself and 3,400 in neighbouring Bromsgrove district.
Of that 3,400, a total of 2,800 are to be accommodated at the controversial Foxlydiate site which is bordered by Webheath and the Bromsgrove Highway, and stretching towards Bentley .
Approximately 600 homes will go on the extension to the existing Brockhill East, the subject of the current planning application.
However Redditch planners acknowledge that the Brockhill East site is crucial to enable the delivery of the town’s housing strategy over the plan period.
The land lies across both authorities, the bulk of it in Bromsgrove, with Redditch planners due to examine the application in detail at a later date.