BLUEPRINTS for a major new housing development in Marston Gate go on show to the public this month.
Construction giant Taylor Wimpey is unveiling the plans at a public exhibition at Tillington Hall on Tuesday, February 26, between 1pm and 8pm, to give residents, businesses and community groups a chance to find out more about the plans for the development off Beaconside close to Junction 14 of the M6.
Outline planning permission has already been granted for 400 homes but the company has a ‘masterplan’ identifying design principles for wider development at the site including a large area og public open space and children’s play facilities.
Ken Phillips, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “Stafford has been identified as an area for significant future growth in the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy masterplan, and we are confident that this development would fulfil a need for more high-quality homes in the local area while both complementing and enhancing the local community.”
He said the company understood the need to to engage with the community and give them a chance to have their say on the plans.
“That’s why we want to give people in Stafford every opportunity to view and comment on these proposals,” he said. “Those visiting our public exhibition will be able to examine our proposals in detail and speak to the project team to find out more, as well as provide us with their valuable feedback.”
He said feedback from the event would be used to refine the proposals before a further application was submitted to Stafford Borough Council.
Should the plans be approved, Taylor Wimpey will make financial contributions for local community facilities and infrastructure via a Section 106 agreement.