Outline permission for 6,200 home mast site development recommended for approval

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Outline permission for Rugby’s 6,200-home mast-site expansion has been recommended for approval by officers, with guarentees in place to ensure roads are built in time.

The vast development, which will home around 14,600 people and increase Rugby town’s population by 18 per cent, will be discussed at a special meeting of Rugby Borough’s planning committee on January 8. The plans were submitted last September and had been modified to take into account concerns of near-by residents.

The planning document specifies that the surrounding road infrastructure is to be built before and while the homes are built, which should allay some residents’ fears over traffic.

The mast site plans will contain a secondary school, three primary schools, 31 hectares (around 40 football pitches) of employment land and is expected to take around 20 years to build, probably starting in 2015.

Additional Information will be available for review via Rugby Borough Council’s Planning Portal (Search for Application Reference R11/0699).