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8:00am Saturday 28th July 2012 in Grassroots
THE June meeting of the parish council heard a report by Neil Gilliver of the Warwickshire Rural Housing Association on the progress being made on the proposed affordable housing in Armscote Road.
The archaeological survey had started and the next step was the ground survey. The planning application should be sent in September, with the target of spring 2013 for work to start. All the funding had been arranged, and the original Housing Needs Survey carried out in 2006 would still have to be the basis of the project, as to change the types of housing now could jeopardise the whole scheme. At present the plan was for 2 x 2 bedroom bungalows, 3 x 2 bedroom houses, and 2 x 3 bedroom houses all for rent, and for 1 x 3 bedroom house and 2 x 2 bedroom houses for shared ownership. There would also be the four open market houses, and there would be two parking spaces per home and a full landscape plan. There were then many objections to the building of more two bedroom homes because no one wanted such small houses. Mr Gilliver said that the only possible alteration to the scheme at this stage would be to change the two three-bedroom houses from rent to shared ownership.