Maximus plans Stafford homes

Worcestershire-based developer Maximus has submitted an outline planning application to build 325 houses on a 30-acre site in Stafford.

The site, off Junction 14 of the M6, is part of the northern urban extension to Stafford which has seen a 432-acre swathe of land allocated for the potential provision of up to 2,000 houses, alongside two primary schools and an extra care village scheme.

Due to the scale of the total project, development of the designated Strategic Development Location, as it is known, will be phased over 15 years with infrastructure delivered at various stages to support the growth of what will become a new neighbourhood.

A new priority junction is being considered to improve access on to Sandon Road alongside an upgraded footpath on Sandon Road which could include a cycle way.

Maximus managing director Jon Hickton said: “The mixed-use site has been identified in Stafford borough council’s emerging plan to help meet the housing and employment needs of the area, and further benefit the wider area of Stafford.

“We have been consulting widely since 2013 with the aim of ensuring that our proposals are delivered in a comprehensive and sustainable manner.”

October 2015