Bilton Grange ready to give up more land for houses

Bilton Grange - this time land to the left of the lodge is at stake.  NNL-170217-172456001
Bilton Grange - this time land to the left of the lodge is at stake. NNL-170217-172456001

While we still wait to see the impact of the new homes being built on former Bilton Grange land behind Rugby Road in Dunchurch, the school has put forward a plan for houses on another plot.

It sold 2.91 hectares in 2015 to Morris Homes, which is now building 50 houses on the site – priced from £625,000 – with a controversial access across a private road to reach the main Rugby Road, already busy with the current traffic.

But now the school has submitted an outline application to Rugby Borough Council for up to ten new homes on Lions Field which sits to the left of the school’s driveway.

A supporting statement says the aim would be to create yet another access on to Rugby Road from the site, which is currently accessed from the drive.

The statement also says the school wants three of the houses for staff and that the land has no current use.

But news of the plan was greeted with dismay by Mike Judge, a member of the Save Dunchurch campaign group, who said: “Every spot of land is going to be built on and we’re just going to become a suburb of Rugby.

“They want another access onto a road that is very, very difficult to access anyway.

“We’ve got a group meeting on Thursday and will decide what action we can take.”

The plan is R17/0180 and full details are on the council’s website.