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Vauxhall Fields

Land north-west of Vauxhall Fields - Monmouth - Monmouthshire

Taylor Wimpey has applied for planning permission for a new residential development of up to 180 homes with public open space on land north-west of Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth.

  • Land off Vauxhall Fields

    We have an option to purchase the Vauxhall Fields site from the existing landowner, subject to planning permission being granted for residential development.

    We were previously proposing to progress plans for a residential and commercial development on land off Wonastow Road but following extensive consultation with key stakeholders and the local community, a revised proposal has been put forward for the Vauxhall Fields site to take its place.

    Following further public consultation on our new Vauxhall Fields scheme, we submitted an outline planning application in September 2013. There have been ongoing discussions with Monmouthshire Council and other statutory consultees regarding the content of the planning application which we expect to reach the planning committee in late 2014

     

  • The development site

    The proposed development site is currently in agricultural use and is located to the north-west of the Monmouth settlement area, between Rockfield Road and Osbaston Road.

    The site is bordered by Rockfield Road to the west, while the River Monnow runs along the southern boundary of the site. To the east are open fields and Drybridge Farm and further open fields lie to the north.

    We are promoting the site for residential development as Monmouthshire County Council’s Local Development Plan identified Monmouth town as needing to find land for 400 new homes. We feel the Vauxhall Fields site is a suitable location for residential development as it is close to the town centre, it is contained within the existing settlement area and it offers good highway access.

    As part of the proposal:

    • We will aim to preserve views across the site from Monmouth Castle by including a green buffer area at the edge of the development
    • We will undertake a comprehensive study of traffic around Rockfield Road and the surrounding area
    • We will promote walking and cycling to alleviate pressure on car parking in Monmouth
    • We will undertake a series of environmental studies to assess ecological issues and take steps to mitigate any impact
    • Our site is located outside any area directly subject to flooding
    • We will improve pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre to benefit new and existing residents of the town
     

  • Our proposals

    Following discussions with Monmouthshire County Council and key stakeholders, we have developed a masterplan for the proposed Vauxhall Fields scheme. This has been shaped through public consultation to inform the planning application for the development.

    The scheme has been designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of the site to create a sustainable development that reflects the character of the area and respects the surrounding open space.

    Key elements of the proposed development are as follows:

    • Up to 180 new homes
    • Vehicle access from Rockfield Road
    • Potential pedestrian/cycle link to town centre via River Monnow footbridge to the south of the site
    • Up to 100m wide landscape buffer containing woodland/hedgerow, allotments and public gardens
    • New park with children’s play areas and BMX track
    • Creation of community-owned parkland in the southern section of the site bordering the River Monnow
    • Improvements to existing footbridge over the river and potential for second bridge
  • Local contributions

    Should our planning application be approved, the development would include the creation of community-owned parkland and we will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of the proposed development. Details of these would be agreed with the relevant local authorities at a later stage.

  • Development timeline

    late 2014 - anticipated decision date

    September 2013 – Planning application submitted

    November 2011 – Public consultation held