PLANS to build even more homes next to the site of a proposed 1,400 home estate have been lodged. 

Living Space Housing has submitted a full planning application to Wyre Forest District Council for 48 affordable homes on a site located off Husum Way on the outskirts of Kidderminster. 

This is next to the site where developer Taylor Wimpey has proposed building a huge estate on farmland, named Woven Oaks. Offmore residents started an action group and launched a petition against the plans, expressing concerns about traffic congestion and the loss of green space. 

The new site is being allocated for residential development by the council and a large amount of public open space is incorporated into the plans.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The proposed site for the 48 homesThe proposed site for the 48 homesChris Loizou, land and partnerships director for Living Space Housing said: “This well-located site could deliver a much-needed boost to the provision of quality affordable housing in Kidderminster. There is a chronic shortage of the type of terrace and semi-detached family houses that we are proposing, which will feature the latest standards of eco-efficient insulation.

“We have submitted our plans to Wyre Forest District Council following the pre-application advice received from officers earlier this year. By developing this site, it will open up an extensive area of landscaped space for the benefit of the wider community, as well for the enjoyment of the new residents. To increase biodiversity, new native species trees and shrubs will also be planted, and we will create attenuation ponds to manage surface water drainage using species-rich grasses. 

"We look forward to working alongside planning officers, district councillors, and additional consultees while the planning application is being considered.”

A total of 94 parking spaces have been provided for across the scheme.

Designated cycle parking will be provided within the garden shed to each new home to encourage cycle usage.

Developers say the landscaping plans for the residential scheme allows for the retention and protection of the majority of existing hedgerows and trees, with the exception of providing for site access.