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Uppingham: Up to 183 homes proposed

Up to 183 homes are proposed for the west of Uppingham.

The development will consist of two plots, to the north and south of Leicester Road.

The larger scheme to the north is 5.65ha sited in a field between Shepherd's Way to the west and opposite the Bloor homes development. It is for up to 163 homes.

The smaller scheme is to the south of Leicester Road, on 0.84ha of agricultural land west of Uppingham School Sports Centre. It is for up to 20 homes and would integrate access with the Bloor Homes development to the west.

In addition to the homes, there would also be new streets, public open space and play areas. They also promise a 'handsome frontage' to Leicester Road.

Both plans are at the outline stage and though the applications contains detailed design work and masterplans, they say the final details would be settled at the reserved matters stage.

Both applications are from Charles Richardson, on behalf of Robinsons, who own both sites.

They are presented together to Rutland Council "given common ownership, shared access interest and design concepts."

The application also said:"The principle of housing development is known to be acceptable as the sites are

already allocated in the Neighbourhood Plan.

"However, the owners are keen to see a quality result.We have therefore done more than just satisfy the normal

requirements of planning.

"A guide is presented (a Design Statement) for the future of the site. This sets out the expected level of design quality, and puts in place a vision that will shape future design decisions."

Furthermore, a planning statement also commented: "The schemes have been developed together (hence overlapping and combined reports) but presented as separate applications to enable independent construction."

It continued: "The submission of this application follows a long period of consultation during 2017 and

2018 with the Town Council, and the County Council. The draft scheme was also the subject of a formal Design Review. In that process, issues were raised in relation to access options, design, master planning and open space provision. This scheme has steadily evolved."

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