Draycott Road, Blockley
Homes, which has a long history of developing in village locations, has
submitted an outline planning application for a development of up to 33 homes
including 16 affordable properties, together with a play area, on land off
Draycott Road in Blockley.
draft Local Plan for the entire district, Cotswold District Council has
proposed that the village of Blockley should accommodate 52 (net) additional
homes between 2011 and 2031 to meet local demand. As part of this process, this
particular site has been identified by the Council as a preferred site for
CALA is committed to consulting with the local
community and we held a public consultation event in October 2014, which was an
opportunity for local people and the Parish Council to view our proposals in
more detail and leave their feedback. We then submitted our application to the
Council on 6 March, although it was not officially registered by the Council
until 26 March and backdated to 7 March.
If the development was to go ahead, it would help to reach the Council’s number
of required new homes, on a site which the Council itself has identified as
suitable for residential development.
We are proposing that 50% of the properties would be affordable homes, which
would be made available exclusively for local people in Blockley for an initial
period of six months. The development would deliver more than £229,000 towards
the local authority over a six year period under the New Homes Bonus.
CALA would also contribute more than £150,000 towards the local community
through a Section 106 contribution, which would be used to improve local
services and facilities such as education and highways, together with £20,000
to fund a new all-weather pitch at the Chipping Camden Academy. It is unlikely
that these contributions would be available if the housing demand that has been
identified by the Council was met by lots of smaller developments.
You can view our
application on the Cotswold District Council website here.
Material from the consultation event can be viewed here.
If you would like to contact CALA Homes about our plans for Blockley please use
the enquiry form.