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ROLLS ROYCE SITE: 296 homes set for former site

ROLLS ROYCE SITE: 296 homes set for former site

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The former site of a Rolls Royce factory in Hall Green which has sat empty for nearly three years is set to get a new lease of life – as a 296-home housing development.

Zebra Architects, on behalf of Homes England, have submitted the proposals to the city council for the development at Shaftmoor Lane in Hall Green.

Historically the 20-acre plot was occupied by the Joseph Lucas factory works, in particular the aerospace division.

However the firm, and around 1,100 staff, were relocated to a new facility in Solihull in 2014.

Rolls Royce, which set up on part of the site afterwards, has also since moved on and all factory buildings have since been demolished.

The proposed development is due to go before the council’s planning committee next week (April 1), with proposals submitted to construct a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom houses which would include a mix of detached and semi-detached houses as well as maisonettes and apartments.

The site would also feature an arterial road connecting Shaftmoor Lane and Spring Lane with side routes leading off it.

 Outline planning permission was granted back in 2019 for the development, with the new proposals including more details about both its layout and scope.
The final proposed breakdown of accommodation is as follows:
14 x 1 bed dwellings
134 x 2 bed dwellings
132 x 3 bed dwelling
16 x 4 bed dwellings
Out of this mix the following is provided:
14 x 1bed affordable rent properties
25 x 2 bed affordable rent properties and 33 shared ownership properties
20 x 3 bed affordable rent properties and 29 shared ownership properties
The applicant is also offering 17 additional affordable ‘shared ownership’ properties as part of the proposal.

Words: Tom Dare, Local Democracy Reporter


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