Planning permission was granted this week for the construction of 45 new homes in Bromyard, marking another step forward for the Development and Regeneration Programme (DRP).

The scheme, which will be delivered by Keepmoat Homes, will comprise 27 dwellings for sale on the open market and 18 affordable dwellings with associated open space, landscaping and means of vehicular and pedestrian access on land off Hereford Road (A465), Bromyard.

There will also be a large public open space (POS) extending over 1,655 square metres that will include a local area of play (LAP), and a pedestrian/cycle route which will allow access to the High School for pupils and parents living on the site, and also residents in Ashfield Way.

The development is part of Herefordshire Council’s Development and Regeneration Programme (DRP), in partnership with Keepmoat Homes and ENGIE, which will support the council’s economic vision for the county, and deliver thousands of new homes and hundreds of jobs over the next 10 to 20 years. 

The DRP allows the council to develop the land in its ownership to support regeneration schemes including student accommodation, employment sites, and key ‘invest Herefordshire’ projects.

Cllr Harry Bramer, cabinet member contracts and assets, said:

“We are delighted that this scheme has been granted planning permission, and look forward to its development gathering speed over the coming months. It is pleasing to see the DRP making significant progress and helping to deliver on the council’s commitment to growing the local economy and delivering new homes and jobs for Herefordshire.”

Ben Cook, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes in the South West said:

“We’re delighted that our first development in the new Development and Regeneration Programme with Herefordshire Council has been approved. This development will not only build the much needed new homes the region needs but also look to create a new community that will support the Council’s ambitions to drive economic growth.

“We look forward to starting work in 2019 and welcoming the first residents in late 2019.”

For more information and to read the Planning Committee papers, visit the Herefordshire Council website.

Published: Thursday, 20th December 2018