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Located within walking distance of Stratford Parkway Station, approximately a third of the site will remain as open space, enabling the provision of recreational areas and play space as well as the protection of local wildlife through habitat improvement.

Vehicular access will be from Bishopton Lane and the Ridgeway, with further access points for pedestrians and cyclists.

A new traffic light shuttle system is proposed on the Bishopton Canal Bridge which will include a pedestrian phase to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the bridge. There will be an extended bus service through the site connecting to the town centre.

A spokeswoman for Taylor Wimpey and Miller Homes said: “We are pleased to submit this application to Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Our joint proposals will help meet the town and district’s strategic housing requirements in an attractive new development in a sustainable location.

“We aim to build more than houses. We strive to create new communities and through the provision of a range of housing, a site for a primary school, contributions to local community facilities and infrastructure improvements we hope to achieve this at Bishopton Lane.”

The site is allocated in the Stratford-on-Avon Core Strategy Proposed Modifications (August 2015) under Policy SUA.4 (North of Bishopton Lane) to be delivered from 2016-2017. It lies outside the Green Belt and is not subject to any landscape designations.

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