Land deal agreed for major Swindon housing development

Property & Construction | South West

Barberry Group has today announced it has completed the sale of a 48-acre site in Swindon, to a joint venture between leading housebuilders Vistry Group and Bellway Homes.

Barberry secured outline planning consent at Redlands Farm, Wanborough, in May last year for 370 homes, as part of the New Eastern Villages (NEV) urban extension.

Construction of housing is expected to start on the former airfield site later this year following the sale, for an undisclosed sum.

The development will also deliver a primary school, shop, and a contribution of £5.23 million towards secondary schooling, health care, community and sports facilities in the NEV. There will be an additional contribution of £3.44 million towards local highways improvements.

Martyn Cartwright, Group Director at Barberry, said: “We are delighted to have brought forward the initial phase of development within the New Eastern Villages urban extension which will bring a much-needed boost to the shortfall in Swindon’s housing supply, delivering a range of affordable and market housing.

“The NEV has been a cornerstone of the borough council’s adopted plan, and the recent closure of the airfield at Redlands, in anticipation of the development commencing, has been a testament to the authority’s vision.”

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