The application comprises plans for 229 homes, offering a variety of two, three and four bedrooms, with some affordable housing. It also sets out plans for a children’s play area and new park.
The proposals for the first phase were submitted alongside an outline application for the wider Longbridge East site, which includes plans for up to 725 new homes and a new community centre. This has also been approved.
The applications form part of a wider regeneration of the 189-hectare Longbridge site.
In May construction work began on St Modwen’s first phase of the Longbridge town centre scheme. The town centre is planned to include a Sainsbury’s superstore, 75-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater Grill, plus 24 shops and restaurants and offices and car parking.
Overall plans for the site include 2,000 new homes, the new town centre, parks and public open spaces.