JV to build 2,000 timber-framed, sustainable homes over 30-year period

Countryside has teamed up with Warwickshire County Council and its property company to form a partnership that aims to build 2,000 homes across the county. 

The joint venture, called Develop Warwickshire, will see projects wortth £2.5bn completed, bringing forward sites for housing over a 30-year period. Three are slated for development within the next year. 

WPDG joint venture

Countryside’s regional MD Adam Daniels, Cllr Peter Butlin and Stuart Buckley of WPDG

Homes developed by the partnership, which was created following an 18-month procurement exercise, will be timber-framed and feature solar panels, reflecting the local authority’s desire to create sustainable homes for the region.

Peter Butlin, deputy leader of the council, said working with Countryside, bought last month for £1.3bn by Vistry, over a longer period enabled them to make a “more strategic approach and to maximise investment and efficiency in delivering developments”. 

Countryside is already working in the West Midlands, with 620 homes already being built in Kenilworth in partnership with Warwick District Council. 

The first three sites to be brought forward are in Nuneaton, Warton and Water Orton.  

Top Farm at Nuneaton has outline consent for 1,700 homes and a local centre, public consultation begins next month on the development of 54 homes in Water Orton, while a reserved matters application has been submitted to build 71 homes at Warton.