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Final reservation on Hagley development of 192 homes

By John Corser | Stourbridge | Business | Published:

The final home on a 192-home development has been reserved.

The Wychbury Fields housing development photographed in 2015

The 192 family homes have been built on 30 acres of land that was previously part of Lord Cobham’s estate by Cala Homes.

Wychbury Fields, off Kidderminster Road, is surrounded by mature woodlands and the homes were designed in keeping with the existing architecture in the village and took inspiration from the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1930s.

Building work began at the site in July 2014 and Cala spent £910,000 on supporting education in the area, enhancing Hagley Surgery and creating a new bus shelter and cycle shelters for Hagley train station as part of the Section 106 contributions.

In addition, Cala invested more than £1 million on improvement works to the Kidderminster Road roundabout to help improve traffic conditions at the junction.

Over the lifecycle of the site, Cala also made a longstanding commitment to local causes, including donating more than £7,000 to Hagley Ramblers Scout Group, Stourbridge Girls Brigade, West Hagley Football Club and Hagley’s Scott Explorer Scout Unit.

In addition, Hagley Primary School – located less than a mile from the site – received a number of contributions from the housebuilder, including a £1,000 donation as part of Cala’s community bursary scheme. The funding was used to improve the school’s hard court facilities to create an all-weather flood lit pitch, which is also open for use by groups in the local community.

The builder also donated gardening equipment for National Gardening Week and road safety reflective clothing for Road Safety Week to the school. Neil Simpson, sales and marketing director for Cala Homes (Midlands), comments: “We’re absolutely thrilled that all the homes at Wychbury Fields have now been reserved.

“The aspirational setting of this site and the high quality of build here has contributed to its success, making it one of our most popular developments.

“Throughout development we listened tofeedback and developed new designs to ensure that these homes would appeal over the years. We hope that the new community that has been established here enjoy a long and happy life in their new homes.”

John Corser

By John Corser
Business Reporter - @JohnCorser_Star

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