A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to build around 140 homes at Rushwick, near Worcester.

Lioncourt Strategic Land, the strategic land arm of Worcester-based Lioncourt Homes is seeking community feedback on proposals for new homes on land east of Claphill Lane.

The emerging proposals currently include around 140 new homes, including affordable homes, as well as accessible public open space.

Lioncourt Strategic Land is undertaking pre-application consultation on the proposals to gather feedback from the local community as it refines its scheme.

Lioncourt will be exhibiting its proposals on Friday, February 8, at Rushwick Village Hall, Bransford Road, between 3pm and 7pm.

A spokesperson for Lioncourt Strategic Land said: “We understand that most people recognise the need for more housing in principle.

“However we also understand that proposals for new homes can cause concern among existing residents.

“Our approach is to seek to work with the community in developing our plans, so that the proposals meet the local community’s wishes and needs as far as possible.

“As a local, privately-owned housebuilder we have the flexibility to shape the proposals to reflect community feedback.

“We are seeking input into all aspects of these proposals, including: the layout of the development; where the open spaces should be; how the public realm is designed; pedestrian access; landscaping and tree planting; and, how this investment could best contribute to local needs, including roads, schooling and other public services.

“The project team is looking forward to discussing the site and initial proposals with the local community.”

It says smaller housing schemes, such as the one proposed, can be delivered more swiftly than larger sites and can therefore make a contribution to the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Further information can be found at lioncourt-rushwick.co.uk.