Tetlow King Planning (TKP) is delighted to announce that full planning permission has been granted for 204 dwellings at former Hawkesbury Golf Course, on the edge of Bedworth.
This story follows our previous news here that Jonathan Adams, Senior Director and Rosie Dinnen, Associate Director at TKP had been actively promoting the site through the development plan process and successfully secured removal of the site from the Green Belt and allocation in the proposed main modifications to the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Plan. Working with landowner Terra Strategic and Jeremy Cahill QC of No5 Chambers we successfully demonstrated to the Borough Plan Inspector that the site is previously used land and scores highly in the Council’s Sustainability Appraisal which recognises that the site is situated in a sustainable location and that the proposal constitutes sustainable development. The Council’s Green Belt Study supported the site’s release from the Green Belt and the Council’s evidence base supported allocation of the site ahead of other site allocations. The Borough Plan was adopted in 2019. It removes the entire site from the Green Belt and allocates it for at least 380 dwellings and significant community benefits including a public park.
Following allocation of the site in the adopted Borough Plan, TKP submitted a full planning application on behalf of Terra Strategic for 204 homes, community building, allotments, community orchard, open spaces and park provision, cycle and pedestrian routes and landscaping.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Planning Committee considered the planning application in January 2021. There were no technical objections from statutory consultees to the application and officers recommended the application for approval but Committee deferred making a decision on the grounds that it wanted some highways related items clarified. Planning Committee considered the application again in February 2021. Christopher Young QC of No5 Chambers and Jonathan Adams spoke in support of the application at the meeting. Planning Committee resolved to grant the application subject to completion of the S106 Agreement and permission was granted in May 2021.
Jonathan Adams said “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Terra Strategic and to secure permission for over 200 much needed homes at Hawkesbury.”
On behalf of Terra Strategic, TKP has subsequently submitted an outline application for an additional 296 dwellings and community benefits at the remainder of the site. The application is currently being considered by the Council and a decision is expected soon.
Full application proposal for 204 dwellings (Thrive Architects)