Catesby Estates are pleased to announce the sale of a 76 acre residential land site in Kenilworth, Warwickshire to a newly formed joint venture between Vistry and Milverton Homes who will be collaborating to deliver new homes on the site.
Catesby has worked closely over a four year period with both the District and Town Councils, and carried out extensive wide ranging community engagement to bring this site forward. At a virtual Planning Committee, members voted in line with the Planning Officer’s recommendation for approval subject to additional highways mitigation measures being agreed.
The site at Woodside Conference Centre and Crewe Lane forms part of the land east of Kenilworth, allocated in the adopted Warwick Local Plan and Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan.
The scheme for 620 homes, includes 40% affordable housing along with land for a new primary school, allotments, equipped play areas, informal public open space and substantial highway, footpath and cycleway enhancements.
David Harper, Area Land Director at Catesby Estates said “We are delighted to have completed this sale to the newly formed joint venture partnership between Warwick District Council and Vistry Partnerships.”
“For the planning process to work effectively, land promoters, housebuilders, councils and local residents need to work together. We believe as a result of our collaborative approach this sensitively designed development will provide not just new homes but real community benefits and additional facilities for both existing and new residents.”
Richard Foxon and Piers Beeton of Newton LDP (both formerly with Strutt & Parker) represented Catesby and the landowners in the sale of the site. This transaction is the first major land sale that they have concluded since launching their new land, development & property agency business.