Leading housebuilders, Linden Homes and Miller Homes have completed a land purchase to deliver 750 new homes in Chichester, in a joint acquisition.
The new partnership, which will deliver Part 1 of the wider Whitehouse Farm development, received outline planning permission from Chichester District Council in April 2018, and will deliver 750 new homes by 2028. The development will provide 30 per cent affordable homes, together with a community building, a new medical centre, a primary school, a country park, children’s play areas, allotments and sports pitches and associated facilities.
Situated to the west of Chichester, Whitehouse Farm is allocated for development in Chichester District Council’s adopted Local Plan, and on completion will deliver a mixed-use development totalling 1,600 new homes, together with employment land, a local centre and public open space.
Commenting on the acquisition, managing director of Linden Homes South, Phil Chapman said:
“The acquisition comes after nearly 16 years promoting the site along with Miller Homes through the planning system and working collaboratively with the local authority and local stakeholders. The land market continues to offer fantastic opportunities to acquire sites such as this, and is a good example of our ongoing strategy to secure sites in prime locations that are attractive to first-time and family buyers. We’re continuing to look for sites that tick these boxes, while allowing us to create high-quality communities and deliver much needed homes.”
Tracey Forbes-Taylor, Regional Operations Director for Miller Homes Southern, commented:
“We are delighted to have worked with Linden Homes on the acquisition of this key site in the sought-after location of Chichester, which attracts buyers from a wide catchment due to the range of quality amenities, transport links and education provision available. The site itself occupies a fantastic location to the west of the city centre and is set to become a flagship development for Miller Homes.”
Miller Homes and Linden Homes are continuing to bring forward a series of reserved matters applications to facilitate the delivery of Part 1 of the development. The first reserved matters application for primary infrastructure was consented in late 2018 and reserved matters applications for the details of the first homes were submitted to the District Council earlier this year.