Taylor Wimpey held a public exhibition at the Town Hall on 16 March detailing their proposals for housing on the fields at Grovelands and adjacent to Colway Lane. They plan to build 65 dwellings on the two sites: 30% of these are designed to be affordable. 19 or 20 in total depending whether they round up or round down. Taylor Wimpey are waiting to hear from TDC what ratio of rental to purchase is required but they anticipate it being around 70% rental. In addition to the 65 dwellings land will be set aside for four self-build plots.
The exhibition was very well attended – I think the developer was pleasantly surprised by the level of interest. The areas of most concern were around the site access and the level of car parking provision provided. Taylor Wimpey have undertaken to take the comments received away and look at what they can do to take on board the concerns stated.
In due course there will be a detailed planning application when we will see their final proposals.