PLANNING chiefs have given the green light to proposals which will see 215 homes built in the heart of Worcester.
Last week councillors on Worcester City Council’s planning committee approved Taylor Wimpey’s plans to build the new development on land off Perry Wood Walk.
The new development will lie on the site of the former Crown Works packaging factory and will be made up of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties.
Construction on the new homes is expected to start in January 2018, with the first properties due to be released for sale in May 2018.
As part of the planning approval Taylor Wimpey will have to make significant financial contributions towards improving facilities in the community, including towards local schools, improving the cycle links to Shrubhill Station and enhancing public open space in the area.
Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “We are delighted to have received approval for our plans for this wonderful new development in Worcester, which will provide a superb selection of new homes for local people in this popular Worcestershire location.
“As a local housebuilder, we feel it’s important to contribute to the local communities in which we build our new homes by bringing investment, new facilities and new employment opportunities to the area, and we are looking forward to bringing a wealth of benefits to Worcester with the launch of our new homes here.”