Start of first phase of giant 1,700 home development in Nuneaton looms

Construction work on the first phase of a giant 1,700 home development in Nuneaton is set to start soon. A new planning application has given the biggest indication yet that the creation of first wave of homes on Top Farm is about to start.

It was initially proposed that works were due to start in Autumn last year and was then pushed back to spring of this year. Now a summer construction date is likely as the planning application sees permission for temporary vehicular access to the site to be allowed.

This would be in place on land off Higham Lane for two years and includes clearance of the site, dropped kerb and associated works. The clearance of the site will then pave the way for bricks and mortar to be laid.

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Develop Warwickshire, which is the development arm of Warwickshire Country Council, will build the first phase of homes. But housing is not the only thing destined for Top Farm. The sprawling site will also play home to a new secondary school - the Higham Lane North Academy - which is set to open in September next year. There are also long term proposals for a new primary school.

Top Farm will also provide the first part of what will be a Northern Link Road, that will link new housing developments in the north and east of the town. There were also proposals for a new GP surgery but these were ditched in favour of land off Weddington Lane - which has yet to be built.

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