November 2014 – Our Holmer Trading Estate scheme comes back to life!
The inspector’s landmark ruling was:-
” in my judgement, the Canal restoration, and its resultant benefits to long-term planning objectives for the City, are material considerations in this case, which are sufficient to outweigh the conflict with the development plan”.
Now the property market is reviving a new developer has stepped forward and revised plans are being put together to see a new scheme come to life….
This will see about one third of the Canal in Hereford restored and transferred to us as well as a long term income stream from the adjoining properties.
Following the analysis of the site and surroundings, an initial Masterplan has been prepared with the following key features:
- A development of around 100 generally detached, semi-detached and terraced new homes.
- Homes generally 2 storeys in height.
- 3 storey buildings at key corner locations.
- A density of approximately 35 dwellings to the hectare rather than 85 dwellings to the hectare of the former consent.
- Ample car parking for the units within the scheme.
- Improvements to the existing vehicle access into the site and on College Road.
- Potential reinstatement of the canal.
- Footpath and tow path/cycle route into and through the site.
- Foot/cycle bridge crossing to link to Aylestone Park.
- Shared surface streets with maximum vehicle speeds of 10mph.
- Landscaped buffer to Cavanaghs.
- Demolition of all existing buildings and hard standings.
- Decontamination of the site