New apartments for Evesham
Plans have been submitted for new affordable flats to be built in the centre of Evesham.
The planning application, submitted to Wychavon District Council, would see 29 flats built on the site of derelict factory and warehouse and a car repair garage in Brick Kiln Street in Evesham town centre.
Should the plans get the go ahead the housing group, which provides a lot of the affordable housing in the town, would develop 11 two bedroom flats and 18 one bedroom homes - all of which are currently proposed to be for affordable rent.
The scheme has been designed with the intention to respond to the surrounding area, and also to its immediate surroundings.
There will be a courtyard in the centre of the development, where there will also be parking, and some of the flats have been made single aspect to avoid overlooking into other properties.
David Hannon, Development Director at Rooftop, said: "We’re delighted to have submitted these plans for 29 high quality affordable housing units in Evesham.
"The project will help to regenerate the local area by bringing back to life a redundant site while the design of the scheme is contemporary but also sympathetic to the surrounding properties.
"If the application is approved we would aim to start on site in the summer with a view to completing the development by spring 2017.
"We have been successful in securing funding support from the Homes and Communities Agency who recognise that there is a need for one and two-bed apartments in the town centre, especially with the introduction of the size criteria and associated changes to housing benefit. We look forward to bringing this project to fruition."
The plans will be considered by Wychavon District Council at a date to be set.