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Market site housing up for approval

How the cattle market site might look when it is redeveloped by Orbit.
How the cattle market site might look when it is redeveloped by Orbit.

A HOUSING development on the former Stratford-upon-Avon cattle market looks likely to get the go ahead tonight, Wednesday.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s west area planning committee has been advised by planning officers to approve plans for 189 homes, including 58 available to buy on the open market, eight for shared ownership, and 21 through affordable rent.

There will also be 102 independent living apartments for shared ownership and rent.

Also on the site will be a play area, pocket park, café and retail unit.

Work could start as soon as spring next year, if the planning application is approved.

At the time the plans were announced late last year, Anthony Holt, head of development at Orbit Homes, said: “This is a great step forward in bringing to life our vision to transform the former Cattle Market into a vibrant and prosperous place that people are proud to live.

“We have committed to spending £40million to re-develop the area, and this is a key site in helping us achieve our target of building 12,000 homes by 2020.”

The redevelopment of the Cattle Market site is being carried out alongside proposals from Warwickshire County Council and London Midland to re-develop Stratford Train Station.

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