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Barwell Sustainable Urban Extension

Barwell West - Barwell - Leicestershire

A Sustainnble Urban Extension of mixed use

  • Overview

    Taylor Wimpey, as part of a consortium with Barwood Develeopments and Aignscough, have secured a resolution to grant for our Sustainable Urban Extension outline planning application for a mixed-use development on land to the west of Barwell, Leicestershire.

    The proposals include provision of up to 2,500 homes, a community hub with potential for shops, a healthcare facility or pub-restaurant, employment space and open spaces including sports pitches and play areas. The masterplan also includes a two-form entry primary school.

    The development area site has been allocated for residential, community and employment uses within the Core Strategy and within the Draft Earl Shilton and Barwell Area Action Plan (AAP) in order to meet local housing needs.

  • About the site

    The development site covers an area of 132.37 (327.09 acres) hectares and is currently used as agricultural land.

    The site has been allocated for residential, community and employment uses within the Core Strategy and within the Draft Earl Shilton and Barwell Area Action Plan (AAP) in order to meet local housing needs.

    It is located on the western fringes of the Barwell settlement area, and is bound by the A447 Ashby Road on the western edge, Hinckley Road properties to the south, White House Farm to the north and the existing settlement of Barwell to the east. Stapleton Lane bisects the site and provides a direct vehicular route into the centre of Barwell.

    A network of hedgerows, individual and groups of trees are present within the site, many of which are to be retained.

  • What's proposed

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    Our masterplan for the site. Please click on the image for a larger version

    We have created an initial masterplan for our proposed development, though many of the details – including site layout, property design and landscaping – will not be decided until a later stage.

    Key elements of the proposed development are as follows:

    • Up to 2,500 homes
    • 10% affordable homes with an offsite capital contribution equivalent to a further 10%
    • A new Community hub with potential for shops, healthcare facility or pub-restaurant
    • A new 2-form entry primary school
    • 6 hectares of employment land, including general industry and storage and distribution uses
    • Open spaces including sports pitches and play areas



  • Community benefits

    We will make significant contributions towards the local community as part of the development. Details of these contributions are still being agreed with the relevant local authorities but are likely to include contributions towards education provision and highways improvements.

  • News and updates

    Summer 2014 – Section 106 planning agreement under negotiation with Hinckley and Bosworth District Council
    April 2013 - The resolution to grant outline planning was granted
    September 2012 - Outline planning was submitted