This is what Burton Green’s future could look like in the latest building proposals put forward to tackle housing need across the district.
The village has been named as one of Warwick District Council’s ‘preferred sites’ for new housing which must be adopted under the local plan.
And to meet the needs laid out, developers, Cala Homes has come up with a proposal for 95 houses to be built at the top of Red Lane.
Darren Humphrey’s, managing director for CALA Homes explained that 40 per cent of the homes would be affordable, and that the proposed build would include a village green, playing fields and a new village hall.
“The development will offer much-needed housing in the area whilst also providing a range of community benefits,” he said.
“These would include a new village hall with parking facilities following the demolition of the existing hall, a new village green and new playing fields.
“We are committed to consulting closely with the community and will be holding a public consultation event in early 2014 to provide an overview of the proposed scheme and give people the opportunity to provide feedback on our plans.”
The proposals have already been put to Burton Green Parish Council who have yet to formally respond to the consultation.
If approved over the next few months, the houses could see the village grow by 28 percent into the countryside.
The plans are expected to be welcomed by villagers whose homes are threatened by HS2 but who want to remain in Burton Green.
Warwick District Council announced the village as one of it’s preferred locations for new housing as it looks to place 12,000 new homes across the district.
A council consultation over the placement of the houses is ongoing and can be accessed at www.warwickdc.gov.uk
A statement among the consultation information states that Burton Green will be considered for between 30 and 80 dwellings.
It states: “Our preferred option for the Green Belt is to remove the following villages from the Green Belt and draw new Green Belt boundaries around the settlements to allow for development.”
These include Burton Green and Leek Wootton.