A40 derelict hotel site is granted planning consent for new residential development
PUBLISHED: 10:06 12 August 2016
The A40 from Burford to Cheltenham is a well-travelled route for thousands of commuters every day. But one well known spot is about to change forever, as planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the former Windrush Heights hotel site alongside the A40.
Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the 2845m2 derelict site has long raised questions about its future. These have now been answered as planning consent has been granted for a new residential development of 32 homes. Designed by local architect Coombes Everitt architects, it is being developed by bespoke home builder, Westfields Homes with planning support provided by Plan A Planning.
Coombes Everitt was chosen to design the scheme due to its long standing experience of delivering beautifully designed homes within the Cotswolds. John Everitt, Director from coombes everitt architects, comments on the design solution: “It takes its inspiration from the local farmsteads and small hamlets which sit along the A40. The new development will really complement this part of the Cotswolds and become a new community of high quality energy efficient homes.” “‘The site has been derelict for over ten years and has become a well-known blot on the landscape for this reason. As a local practice we are incredibly proud to be working with Westfields to transform the site and provide much needed additional housing within the area.”
The scheme will be constructed using local materials and will include a small retail unit along with 24 apartments and 8 houses. James Varley, Director at Westfields Homes talks about the site: “This planning consent is great news for both us and the local community. There is a shortage of family homes in this area and we pride ourselves on creating exceptionally designed, quality homes where they are needed. We are looking forward to starting construction and bringing new life and energy back into this site.”
For more information or to register your interest in the scheme please visit the development website at www.little-windrush.co.uk