27 / 01 / 2021

Midlands-based developer Lovell has submitted planning to build 329 new homes on land off Donnington Wood Way in Telford, working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, Nuplace Ltd and The Wrekin Housing Group.

Located on a 15.24ha brownfield site, the proposals include a total of 329 new homes, including homes for open market sale, private and affordable rent and Rent to Buy. There will also be a range of accessible and specialist homes for older people and those living with dementia.

The proposals offer a selection of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including bungalows. It is hoped that work will commence in the summer, subject to planning permission.

Stuart Penn, regional managing director at Lovell, said: “We’re thrilled to have submitted a planning application to bring these much-needed multi-tenure homes to Telford in partnership with Nuplace and The Wrekin Housing Group.

“The development will deliver a wide variety of homes that meet the needs of the local community with various options to help residents get onto the property ladder through shared ownership, affordable, private rent and open market homes.”

Nuplace Director, Kate Callis said: “We are delighted to be working with partners to deliver this new scheme which supports the council’s wider housing strategy by providing homes designed for the whole community. Nuplace aims to provide long term secure housing solutions and we are particularly excited to be delivering more accessible and adaptable housing on this site, which will complement the dementia care and supported living units being delivered for The Wrekin Housing Group.”

Wayne Gethings, Group Chief Executive at The Wrekin Housing Group said, “It’s great to see this major project move forward to the planning stage. Through the delivery of affordable family housing, retirement accommodation and community spaces the development will make a real difference to people’s lives in Donnington and we look forward to working with our partners during this process to make that a reality.” 

Lovell has previously worked with Nuplace on a number of property development projects with the new homes planned for Donnington Wood bringing the total number of homes delivered in Telford through this partnership to almost 900. This is in addition to a further 400 delivered by Lovell independently within the Borough.