Constructing up to 365 properties on the former General Electric site
Housing developer Bellway has lodged plans to build 385 new homes on a former factory site. St Modwen was given the green light to construct up to 365 properties on the former General Electric site, off Lichfield Road, in Stafford, in October 2021, after the old factory and its associated buildings were demolished.
Two, three and four-bed properties
Now house-builder Bellway has acquired the land and is preparing to construct the two, three and four-bed properties on the 30-acre site, including 35 affordable homes.
If Stafford Borough Council approves the new plans, construction work could start on the estate – which will be known as Victoria Gate – later this year, with the first homes expected to go on sale in March 2023.
James Turner, land director at Bellway West Midlands, said: “This is a hugely important acquisition for Bellway, as it will extend our presence in Stafford for several more years. We have been delivering much-needed new housing in the town for more than a decade now, most recently at the Baswich Grange and Berswick Manor developments off Cannock Road.
“The site, off Lichfield Road, represents a highly-suitable location for residential development, as it is less than a mile from the town centre and close to a wide range of shops and other facilities..”
Funding of more than £2.5 million for local services and infrastructure
The planning agreement includes funding of more than £2.5 million for local services and infrastructure. This includes £1.9m for educational places and facilities, £334,184 for the provision and maintenance of public open space, and £275,185 towards local sports facilities.
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