Five hundred homes at Bishopton get go-ahead

The land in Bishopton where 500 homes will be built. Photo: Mark Williamson.

THE building of 500 homes on land at Bishopton in Stratford-upon-Avon was given planning permission last night, Wednesday.

Members of Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s west area planning committee unanimously approved the application  for the 61-acre site between the A46 and Bishopton Lane.

The land is in Stratford’s core strategy and therefore had already been endorsed by the council for housing. It will be developed by Miller Homes and Taylor Wimpey.

Also among the plans are land for a school, roads into the site would be from Bishopton Lane and The Ridgeway, and traffic lights would be put on the canal bridge to control traffic.

There were objections from several councillors, Stratford Town Council and protest group, Bishopton Residents’ Action Group.


  • Sam Flynn

    Utter joke! Was never in doubt no matter how many protests, money after all will always talk.

    Am I the only one in thinking access from two points between the canal bridge and the flyover on the A46 would be a better solution? How many accidents happen along that stretch and surely two islands allowing access into the new estate would reduce speed along that route as well as possibly one on the ridgeway and redevelopment of the old canal bridge on bishopton lane to widen it, meaning less pressure around that area?!

    But then again what do I know, I only live here!!

    Sam Flynn
    Aged 38 and 11 months

  • John Oldfield

    Fantastic news!!