PLANS are set to be submitted to increase the number of homes at Hazelwalls Farm. Developer David Wilson Homes has published a leaflet outlining its plans, which has been distributed to homes near the site.
According to the pamphlet, a full planning application will be submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council this month. The new application proposals are for an additional 32 dwellings at the site, which will be achieved by building more smaller homes and fewer large properties.
Residents living nearby have shared some concerns on social media over the proposals, raising fears over flooding, parking and traffic on Stafford Road. Construction has already begun on the eastern part of the site which lies near to Sorrel Close and those homes – along with access works to the larger western section from the B5013 – will continue in line with the current approved plans.
The additional homes will be accommodated in the western parcel of land which lies to the rear of Blounts Drive.
The booklet states: “Since planning permission was granted for the approved scheme at Hazelwalls Farm, it has now become apparent that there is a greater local demand for smaller residential units on site than those approved. The proposed amendments will not result in the loss of any approved public open space.
“The 32-dwelling increase will be delivered within the approved built development areas.”
If approved by planners at ESBC, the Hazelwalls Farm development would total 461 dwellings, including one-bedroom maisonettes and three extra two-bedroom bungalows, while the number of two-bedroom houses would rise from 12 to 47. A mix of affordable homes would also increase from 18 to 23.
Paul Smith, Technical Director for David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: “We are engaging with the local community regarding our proposal to bring a broader range of properties to our Hazelwalls Farm development.
“Whilst this is a revision on the currently approved scheme, we believe the plans will help to address local housing needs, provide additional affordable housing and bring further financial contributions for the wider local community.
“The development will make the most efficient use of land whilst providing accessible open space above the requirement. We are encouraging feedback from the local community this month as per the leaflet circulated.”
David Wilson Homes is inviting neighbouring residents to provide feedback or raise queries via email: Hazelwalls@barratthomes.co.uk by June 30.
Further consultation will be held by ESBC as part of the planning process once proposals have been formally submitted. A representative from David Wilson Homes and estate agent Savills, up-dated Uttoxeter Town Council’s policy and planning committee on May 25. The matter was discussed during the confidential part of the meeting.
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