David Wilson Homes proposing to submit a planning application for 1,000 new homes on land off Ashlawn Road

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Plans are emerging for a national housebuilder to submit an application for up to 1,000 new homes in Rugby.

During the last few days residents in the Ashlawn Road area of town have received leaflets from David Wilson Homes and Marrons Planing outlining their plans for a public consultation.

The leaflet said: “There is a continuing need to provide new homes in sustainable locations within Rugby Borough. The land at Ashlawn Road West has been identified as a sustainable location for new housing as a result of its inclusion within the adopted Core Strategy as part of the South West Broad Location for Growth.

“David Wilson Homes is therefore proposing to submit a planning application for up to 1,000 new homes, a primary school and associated infrastructure on this site in the near future.

“Before doing so we would like to obtain the views of local residents and other interested parties. These will inform the preparation of the planning application, including the masterplan.”

The site (pictured outlined on the map) which they class as ‘Ashlawn Road West’ covers an area of land off Ashlawn Road which backs on to Norton Leys in the Hillside estate. The site sits next to the field with the water tower in it.

An exhibition is now being planned where the project team will be available to explain the proposals, answer questions and listen to comments.

It will be held on Tuesday January 28 from 3 to 7.30pm at Rokeby Primary School in Anderson Avenue.