St Modwen and Persimmon Homes submit plans to transform 52 acre site

St Modwen and Persimmon Homes have submitted an outline planning application for 725 homes on the site of the former Longbridge East Works in Worcestershire.

Bromsgrove council has received the application alongside detailed plans of a first phase of 229 dwellings to transform the 52 acre site in Longbridge East near Cofton Hackett.

The first phase will consist of a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes including affordable housing to be delivered by Persimmon.

The application also sets out proposals for a children’s play area and new park, with the opening up of the River Arrow (which has been in culvert since the 1930s) and traffic calming measures for Groveley Lane.

St Modwen has invested over £85m at Longbridge since acquiring the 468 acre site in 2003. The regeneration specialist will deliver the homes as part of the Longbridge Area Action Plan. Work on the site could start in early 2012.