The site, situated on the
northern edge of the market town, is in a prime location situated off the A53 and
just one kilometre from the town centre. The 23-acre site has an L-shape layout
and encircles existing sports pitches. Market Drayton has been identified in the
Shropshire Council Adopted Local Plan as a key area of focus for residential
development, and as such Tilia Homes’ Greenfields Lane site will go a
substantial way to helping the council meet the demand for new homes.
Once complete, the
development will include a collection of thoughtfully-designed three and four
bedroom private properties, as well as one-bedroom maisonettes and two and
three bedroom homes, which are available as affordable housing for social rent
and shared ownership.
As well as new homes, Tilia Homes
will also provide £1.3million to the local community via the Community
Infrastructure Levy (CIL), an off-site affordable contribution – enabling
further affordable homes to be built in the area - an equipped play area, and
walkways from the development to the surrounding town.
will be a key aspect of this development. The scheme will feature over 27,000 sqm of public open space – above
the planning requirement for this site – as well as a 30 metre buffer zone
offering protection for badgers, a five metre badger corridor, a 20 metre
undeveloped ecology zone retained adjacent to both banks of the watercourse, and
bird and bat boxes around the development.
Jack Sharpe, Head of Planning, Tilia Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning
permission for over 200 new homes in Market Drayton and look forward to
delivering high quality housing in such a desirable area, as well as habitats
to protect local wildlife.
“We have a proven track record of delivering
new homes in Shropshire with our successful Lime Tree Walk development in
Telford, and we are excited to be investing further in this beautiful county. We
hope to begin construction in January, with the first properties due to be
released for sale in May next year.