New engagement platform launched to keep people up to date 
on South West Rugby urban extension

New engagement platform launched to keep people up to date 
on South West Rugby urban extension

Residents across South West Rugby interested in learning more about plans for Homestead View, an exciting and sustainable new community planned for the area, can now get the latest information online.

Homestead View is the name of the South West Rugby Sustainable Urban Development, which intends to unlock up to 5,000 new homes to answer the area’s growing housing needs, as well as providing new schools, employment opportunities, community and leisure facilities, large green spaces and supporting highway improvements for the area.

The new engagement and communications platform, , has been launched by Homes England in partnership with a consortium of landowners and developers comprised of L&Q Estates, Richborough Estates, and Taylor Wimpey to keep the public informed of all plans and their progress.

Homestead View was allocated as part of the Rugby Borough Local Plan 2011 to 2031 (adopted June 2019), to provide around 5,000 homes and 35ha of employment land. The development will, subject to planning approval, be built in phases up to 2031 and include substantial green infrastructure to protect and enhance existing natural sites.

By clicking here, residents, businesses and stakeholders will be able to access the latest updates on the plans for the development, as well as information on upcoming public consultations and opportunities to share feedback on planning applications.

Senior Planning and Enabling Manager, Ben Frodsham from Homes England said: “The platform is a space for local residents and those interested in the area to learn about our ambitions and plans for the years to come at Homestead View.

“We will be using it to share key information about our plans for new housing, employment opportunities and community amenities, as well as details of the Homestead View Link Road that will alleviate traffic pressures on Dunchurch and surrounding villages.

“This is a large and varied site, allocated for housing in the Local Plan, and we want to share the positive plans for the area from all landowners involved on our new web platform.”

The platform includes an interactive map showing land ownership across the site – with links to information from different landowners - and easy to follow information on what the different plans involve. Visitors will also be able to sign up for regular newsletters by registering their email details, and access information on recent events and consultations.

Senior Strategic Land and Planning Manager at Taylor Wimpey, Jo Hess said “The ambition for Homestead View is to create a connected and vibrant new neighborhood for Rugby that will provide much needed homes and community facilities for the area. We’re delighted to be playing our part in delivering that.”

Ian Hardwick, Managing Director of L&Q Estates, who are based in Warwick, said: “These exciting plans for a new community in Rugby will provide much-needed housing for the area alongside community facilities including new schools.

“We’re really pleased to have already received backing from Rugby’s planning committee for our phase 1 part of the scheme – providing up to 210 homes – and hope this website will help to keep residents updated as it progresses.”

For those wanting to stay informed via social media, Homestead View is now present on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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