27th March 2013

Northern Trust is bringing forward proposals for a residential development at land to the south of Leopard Hill, Newton Road.  The site has been identified for housing in the emerging South Worcestershire Development Plan.  The plans are for around 60 new homes, including a proportion of much needed affordable properties, and would also deliver new children’s play facilities and areas of ecological enhancement. 

The scheme design is still developing and Northern Trust is keen to work with local residents and stakeholders to deliver a development that can meet the community’s needs.  As such, a programme of community engagement is being undertaken, including a public exhibition of the plans.  This event will be taking place on:  

Wednesday 10th April between 2.00pm and 7pm

at Tolladine Community Centre, Rowan Avenue, Tolladine, WR4 9QW

 The proposals will bring a range of benefits for both new and existing residents by helping to meet local housing needs, including affordable properties, provision of new public open space areas, and the enhancement of existing ecological habitats.  The site would also contribute to the Government’s New Homes Bonus Scheme, which could be spent locally by Worcester City Council.   

 A Northern Trust spokesperson said "We are pleased to have launched our engagement with the community over this exciting opportunity.  Our proposals are at an early stage in the planning process and we look forward to working with residents to understand their aspirations for the site.  This will help to shape our plans as they evolve and we look forward to meeting residents at the exhibition."

"The proposed development would represent a substantial investment in the area, create construction jobs and provide much needed new housing, integrated with the existing community."

If residents are unable to attend the exhibition but would like to provide their comments on the illustrative plans, they should contact Northern Trust’s planning agents, GVA, on 0161 956 4021.




Notes to Editors:

Press Enquiries; Northern Trust: Rosalyn Booth, 01257 238555 or rbooth@lyntonhouse.com

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