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Swallow Road

Land to the West of Swallow Road - Coventry - Warwickshire

Taylor Wimpey is preparing proposals for a new residential development on land to the west of Swallow Road, Coventry.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Taylor Wimpey is proposing to develop 158 new homes comprising a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced houses on land to the west of Swallow Road in Coventry.

     

    A detailed planning application for two different residential schemes of approximately 505 new homes, including affordable homes in a mix of single, 2, 3 and 4 storey buildings, which will be delivered by Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes, subject to planning.

     

    The whole site has been allocated for new housing and employment developments in the adopted Coventry Local Plan. The detailed planning application includes the demolition of existing factory buildings, as well as the development of over 250,000 sq. ft of employment floorspace, the realignment and reopening of Swallow Road for public use, new open space and landscaping, and the retention of sports pitches and the Sports and Social club facilities. 

     

     

     

  • About the site

    About the site

    Taylor Wimpey is proposing to develop 158 new homes comprising a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced houses.

     

    Otherwise known as the Meggitt site, which was previously occupied by Dunlop Aviation and more recently, Meggitt, who manufacture parts for the aircraft industry.

     

    The site consists of the Meggitt factory which occupies the land between Holbrook Lane to the east and Beake Avenue to the west. Swallow Lane which previously linked the two roads above, runs through the site with industrial buildings on either side.

     

    The whole site has been allocated for new housing and employment development in the adopted Coventry Local Plan. Part of the site has already been developed for approximately 230 homes (land off St Mary’s Priory Road and Bluebird Drive). The Coventry Local Plan expects the site to deliver around 730 dwellings and 19 acres of employment development in total.

     

    The plans emerging for the site envisage new employment buildings on 11 acres on the north side of Swallow Road adjacent to the retained Meggitt employment site, which sits on approximately 7 acres. A new area of housing to be developed at the eastern end of the site and south of Swallow Road and a separate new residential development is to be developed at the western end of the site. This would adjoin the existing housing on Bluebird Drive. New pedestrian links would be provided into Holbrooks Park and to the Dunlop Sports and Social Club

     

    The Dunlop Sports and Social Club and its associated sports pitches would be retained. It is expected that Swallow Road would be opened up to provide access to the new development and a revised junction onto Holbrook Lane and Beake Avenue.

     

    P190508002 Site Location Full Site 270220

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed

    Taylor Wimpey is proposing to develop 158 new homes comprising a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. The overall vision is to enhance the existing area by providing a development that reflects the local character whilst creating a distinct sense of place. 

     

    Following the successful completion of our adjacent Cherrywood Place development, we will be following similar principles in this development which will add to the cohesive approach.

     

    The layout will encompass a variety of housetypes set around a legible street hierarchy whilst connecting into the existing local infrastructure. Careful consideration will also be given to the appearance of the proposed dwellings and site landscaping.

     

    Our aim is to deliver developments which are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Our scheme aims to create a cohesive, comprehensible and attractive residential area where people will want to live, enhancing existing and establishing new communities.

     

    A network of walking and cycling routes will permeate the site and integrate the development with the surrounding community. This will have a very positive effect on the local context, opening up a site that has historically been private and secure due to its sensitive uses.

     

    20140-PL-01F Planning Layout


  • Community

    Community benefits

    Should we gain planning approval, we will make substantial financial contributions towards local infrastructure, including highways and education.

  • Updates

    News and updates

    • Planning application submitted - March 2020
    • Anticipated planning approval - late autumn 2020
    • Anticipated start date on site - June 2021