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St. Modwen and Persimmon Homes are inviting members of the public to a consultation event regarding the proposals for the first phase of development at the 470 acre Long Marston Estate, Warwickshire. The event will take place between 4pm – 8pm on Thursday 26th May at Quinton & Admington Village Hall, The Close, Lower Quinton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 8SE.

St. Modwen has already secured outline planning permission for a mixed-use development at the 190 hectare (470 acre) Long Marston Estate site and together with Persimmon Homes, they are seeking to bring forward the first phase of these plans which predominantly comprises residential development. Following the consultation event and a review of public feedback, it is intended to submit a detailed planning application for approximately 270 two, three and four bedroom new homes. These homes will provide a mix of affordable and open market houses and apartments, of which some will be prioritised for those working on the Estate.

Plans for the first phase also include the creation of circa 279 sq m (3,000 sq ft) of new community space, a Neighbourhood Area Equipped for Play (NEAP), retail facilities and 14 acres of public open space. As a key part of the consultation event, members of the public will be encouraged to give their views on what they would like to see the new community centre used for, what type of retail store would be required by local people, and also what type of leisure and sports facilities they would like to see.

David McGing land director for Persimmon Homes South Midlands, comments: “We are very excited about our proposed development with St Modwen, which we believe will not only bring a range of much needed quality yet affordable new homes to househunters in and around Long Marston, but will also provide a great deal of skilled employment to the area.”

Richard Hickman, planning manager for St. Modwen, said: “Our plans with Persimmon allow for a range of high quality houses and apartments to be developed alongside new community facilities that will complement the broader redevelopment of the Long Marston Estate. Collectively, they will bring this site back to life creating more jobs and amenities for this part of Warwickshire.”

“Consulting with the public is an important part of the pre-planning process and we therefore hope that local residents will take this opportunity to find out about our plans and provide their individual views on the proposals.”

Over 500 people already work at the 470 acre Estate, which is located roughly six miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre and adjacent to the B4632 (formerly the A46) Campden Road. In 2009, St. Modwen received outline planning permission for a mixed-use scheme, incorporating leisure and employment uses and detailed planning permission for retention of the 80,000 sq m (861,120 sq ft) of employment space. Planning permission is also in place for retention of the rail storage and restoration facilities, as well as a rail-based leisure attraction. Plans to enhance the access to the site include a new roundabout at the B4632 entrance and a new roundabout at the Campden Road/Shipston Road junction.

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s leading house builders, have created a joint venture to initially develop 2,000 homes on seven sites across the UK, owned by St. Modwen. Long Marston is one of these seven sites. Representatives from St. Modwen and Persimmon will be on-hand throughout the public consultation event, together with the planning consultants and transport engineers working on the project. All will be available to answer questions relating to the new development, and to receive comments and feedback on the proposals.