THE newest housing development in one of the UK's most desirable villages is well underway, with almost half the proposed houses built.

Developer Spitfire Homes, appointed by the county-based estate agent Nicol & Co, is building 45 homes in Ombersley, just north of Woodhall Lane.

For decades the five-acre plot of land was home to a cottage and several outbuildings before they were demolished to make way for the new development.

Worcester News was given the opportunity to take a sneak peek around the construction site.

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Worcester News: CONSTRUCTION: There are still multiple houses which need to be built.CONSTRUCTION: There are still multiple houses which need to be built. (Image: NQ)

So far, the site has nearly half the houses built with eleven already sold.

The entrance to the site features a green space and, on the other side, a construction car park which will eventually be turned into a green area.

There is a path between Woodhall Lane and Holly Lane.

Mark Swaddle, head of marketing at Spitfire Homes, said: "It is a really nice location - Ombersley as a village is lovely."

"There was a lot of buzz for us to bring something nice to the village.

"It is a village we owe something to."

When it is finished, the development will feature a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes, some of which will be affordable housing.

Each property is boiler-less and has an air source heat pump installed, which creates energy and heat through air.

The properties also come with an electric car charging point.

Mr Swaddle added: "We have not even opened up the show home and already sold half the properties, which is really good, and people want to invest in what we have to offer.

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Worcester News: Fencing which separates the newly built houses from the construction workFencing which separates the newly built houses from the construction work (Image: NQ)

Wychavon District Council granted planning permission for the Ombersley site in December 2021 despite a number of objections from Ombersley residents.

They complained that the number of homes proposed for the site had increased to 45 from an initial 25. 

Since then, the developers have built relationships with the local residents, noting their iconic "white house" is a known spectacle within the village.

Worcester News: Inside the customer suite.Inside the customer suite. (Image: NQ)

Will Hyslop, marketing executive, said: "I can imagine it being daunting as residents are used to having a field and then you have a housing estate, so there was an anticipation of what's going on.

"People wanted to stick their heads over and have a look.

"It sounds like people have been waiting a while for this, and there has been a demand."