The Europa Way Consortium (made up largely of two local charitable trusts - The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust and The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler) has recently submitted a revised outline planning application for development on land between Myton Road and Europa Way.
The application is in response to the site being allocated for development in the Publication Draft Local Plan (May 2014).
The revised development scheme remains very similar to the one withdrawn in September 2013 (Application No. W/13/1016) and has been sensitively planned to serve as a fully integrated new neighbourhood for Warwick offering the following benefits:
- much needed open market and affordable homes to help meet local needs
- land for educational uses, specifically playing fields as part of a proposed ‘all-though’ school catering for primary, secondary and post-16 children focused on the existing Myton School
- a neighbourhood centre providing flexible space for community uses and/ or small-scale retail (i.e. ‘corner shop’) to meet the daily needs of new and existing residents of Myton
- significant green infrastructure, including a new landscaped linear park along Myton Brook
- new and enhanced pedestrian and cycle links
Of the changes proposed in the revised application the most significant is a reduction in the number of dwellings from 800 to a maximum of 735, a change made in response to a large area of the site now being safeguarded for educational uses in line with the Local Plan. Other notable changes include all existing overhead powerlines being re-routed, principally underground.
Below is an Illustrative Masterplan of how the proposed development might look once constructed.
Further details on the planning application (Application No. W/14/1076) are available on the District Council’s website (http://planningdocuments.warwickdc.gov.uk/online-applications/). Once validated comments on the application will also be formally invited during a 6-week statutory consultation period.