Plans presented for new homes in Wootton Wawen

A housing scheme designed to create new homes for young families in the heart of a Warwickshire village would also see the creation of a new play area and safer walking routes to school for children.

Deeley Homes, which is headquartered in Coventry, is bringing forward plans for 29 new homes in Wootton Wawen.

The homes, which will be sustainable and built to Future Homes Standards, will be specifically for a mix of local people and young families.

Fourteen of the homes will be reserved for families with primary school aged children with a local connection, with this restriction designed to keep prices affordable for young families to remain in the Wootton Wawen community.

The homes will be a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bed properties, including bungalows, and will feature heat pumps and solar panels. The development will include 40 per cent affordable homes.

Deeley Homes has also proposed to build a new play area which is open to the public for all children living in the village, something which the Parish Council have been working hard to deliver.

The new natural play area will be immediately adjacent to the parish hall in the village, with an off-road walking route to a new entrance to the school alongside a new staff car-park, which will also be used as a drop-off area for parents.

To make Wootton Wawen even safer for young families, Deeley Homes has also proposed the introduction of speed reduction measures on Alcester Road to reduce high speeds on approach to the village. 

The proposals include enhancing the gateway feature into the village, with a change in speed limit emphasised before the bend, a digital sign around the bend to remind drivers about the 30mph speed limit and give a warning about the upcoming bridge.

The access road to the development will be just over the bridge and will be lifted to ensure drivers can see over the crest of the bridge to turn safely out of the site.

A local housing survey conducted by the Parish Council has identified the need for 29 new homes in the village and the proposed development delivers the exact mix of homes identified in this survey.

Dean Weldon, Development Manager at Deeley Homes, said: “We’re proud to be bringing forward a scheme which will provide affordable homes for young families and local people, improve life for children in the village and bring significant benefits to the vitality of the school and wider community.

“We first introduced these plans last year and have since worked closely with the parish council to ensure it meets the specific requirements of the village. The recent event allowed us to speak directly to local residents for feedback which will now feed into our detailed designs. 

“The properties will be sustainable, built to Future Homes Standards and most importantly provide homes for young families in the heart of the village to build their lives in Wootton Wawen.  The site is a short walk from the local shop, primary school and train station.

“We will also be delivering a biodiversity net-gain on site, by retaining and enhancing the most valuable green spaces on the northern and eastern boundaries, while introducing a new well-landscaped area at the entrance.

“We will continue to consult and gather feedback from the local community before we bring the scheme forward for planning.”

Concerns had been raised about the access and also flooding concerns at the site, but this has been addressed in a follow-up statement by Deeley Homes, which can be read here:

A feedback form is now available for residents to submit before the deadline on the Saturday 8 June.  To provide your support for this new development:

To find out more about Deeley Homes and the proposed scheme in Wootton Wawen and to ask any questions to the developers visit:

PICTURE CAPTION: Illustrative sketch designed to highlight the new homes proposed by Deeley Homes in the context of local landmarks. The illustrative sketch is not representative of all homes already existing in Wootton Wawen.