The land is to the east of the A4174 Avon Ring Road and just to the south of Emersons Green and Lyde Green. It is formed of three titles and the three separate landowners are all signatories to a single promotion agreement. Lightwood signed this site in March 2019. A suite of technical studies have been commissioned to prepare a site layout and to establish housing numbers; our estimate is 300+ dwellings.
Lightwood will be making the case for the land to be removed from the Green Belt within the South Gloucestershire Local Plan Review, and will be seeking to influence the examination of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan, which will set the context for South Gloucestershire to 2036. Strategic matters such as the housing requirement, brownfield capacity, and the nature of the planned land supply (e.g. large complex sites versus smaller deliverable locations) will be addressed. Our technical work will promote the sites specific credentials, relative to other locations. Our goal is to have the land released from the Green Belt by 2021.
Monks Wood is being promoted by Lightwood as a new Garden Village within Braintree District Council, North Essex. Monks Wood is made up of over 2,000 acres of land held in one ownership, creating the opportunity to appropriately plan a deliverable and well-designed Garden Village to the area.
This site also borders the A120 and therefore has the potential to support and facilitate the much needed infrastructure plans in the Essex area.
Lightwood are promoting land for development on behalf of landowners who are an educational charity. Lightwood has been working with the local school, which adjoins the land to explore opportunities to collaborate and ensure development provides benefit to the school as well as unlocking much needed housing in the area.
South Oxfordshire identifies a need for 1,154 dwellings to be allocated at the 12 ‘Larger Villages’ between 2011 and 2027, with allocations and planning permissions elsewhere it is generally accepted that 500 of these homes will need to be accommodated within the larger villages, of which Crowmarsh Gifford is one.
Lightwood were unsuccessful in their original application for a pair of semi-detached units on this overgrown and underutilised parcel of privately owned land which is located within the built up settlement boundary of Thames Ditton on the basis that it lacked a street frontage.
To overcome this reason for refusal, a sympathetically designed office was introduced at the head of the access road.
Given its steep gradient, elevated position and tight access, this site was extremely complicated in planning. Issues of overlooking and satisfactory visibility splays were cleverly dealt with resulting in a scheme that was unanimously supported by the Waverley Planning Committee.
Located in a densely populated and busy urban area, the site was occupied by a car breakers yard and MOT testing station. The development comprised the construction of a two/three-storey building including 7 two-bedroom and 2 one-bedroom flats with provision of associated parking, cycle and bin stores.
The contemporary and stylish design was welcomed by the local community who were keen to see the dilapidated and noisy existing use replaced, so much so that a petition of support was submitted to the Planning Committee.
Lightwood has submitted a planning application for 45 units to Brighton & Hove City Council. This site is unique in the sense that the development parcel falls outside of any prohibitive designations and allows the Local Authority the opportunity to increase housing numbers whilst protecting the sensitive policy designations.
Murrell Green is located in the Hart District of Hampshire. Ideally situated in close proximity to key transport links such as the M3, A30 and Winchfield station which connects to both London and Basingstoke, Murrell Green is a sustainable location for growth.
Lightwood are promoting the collective sites on behalf of the landowners. This has led to this land being included in the recent Draft Local Plan issued by the council for consultation.
It is estimated that the area could deliver 1,800 dwellings within the Plan period. Lightwood are working closely with the local authority and community to deliver this vision.
The site is located to the east of the existing settlement adjacent to junction 28 of the M5, which itself is approximately 20 kilometres north-east of Exeter.
Working with multiple land owners whose land is primarily used for farming, Lightwood have successfully created a consortium and control in excess of 300 acres to assist the local authority in delivering their vision. The location is likely to see development of over 5,000 new homes within a sustainable settlement.
Lightwood are working very closely with both the local authority and local community and have the support of the local Neighbourhood Planning Group who are keen to see this delivered. Such large scale development enables significant improvements to local infrastructure, transport and community facilities including; new primary and secondary schools, swimming pool, civic space, countryside park, significant junction improvement to junction 28, community open space and children’s play facilities.
Cullompton provides an exciting opportunity for Lightwood to be involved in the shaping of future communities.