Bellway to build 200-home estate in leafy North Staffordshire village

Developer Bellway has bought 32 acres of land - complete with outline planning permission for 200 homes. The site - in Baldwins Gate - is currently a dairy farm.

It comes as Newcastle Borough Council planners are currently considering a fresh application outlining the finer details of the planned housing estate. A quarter of the homes will be classed as affordable housing for shared ownership or affordable rent.

Bellway West Midlands land director James Turner said: “This development site presents an opportunity to create a sustainable new neighbourhood within Baldwins Gate. We intend to build energy-efficient new homes which will feature low-carbon technologies such as solar panels to reduce the impact each home has on the environment. Half of the site will remain as green open space, including an orchard, allotments and a natural play park for children. This will enhance biodiversity across a parcel of land which is currently under-utilised.

“Baldwins Gate is a village well served by amenities. As part of the outline planning agreement, this development will support its growth by providing a total of more than £2.2 million, including approximately £1.4 million towards education, £100,000 for a multi-use games area, £124,000 towards healthcare, and more than £380,000 to improve bus services.

“Bellway has a strong heritage in Staffordshire. Our team’s local knowledge will ensure we bring forward a detailed plan which complements the character of Baldwins Gate.”

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