Issue details

Development Regeneration Programme - Stage Approval : Bromyard housing project

To approve the Stage 1 submission, and authorise progression into Stage 2 of the development and regeneration programme the development of housing on the former depot and grazing land off Hereford Road, Bromyard (the Bromyard site).


In 2016 Cabinet approved the commissioning of a developer to progress the development of suitable sites in its ownership through a Development and Regeneration Programme (DRP).


The Bromyard site was identified during the procurement of the DRP as a priority project. The site was used as part of the procurement to assess the price elements of the bidders’ final tenders based on a residential development for open market sale.


On 14 December 2017 Cabinet resolved as part of a decision to approve the mobilisation of the DRP that, subject to satisfactory completion of contractual arrangements, the appointed development partner be requested to develop within 3 months of the formal request being made, a stage 1 submission, including a business case and estimated timescales for delivering housing on the Bromyard site


On 24 September 2018 the Programme Director Housing and Growth authorised the issue of a request to Keepmoat Homes, which specified the council’s requirements for a residential development of up to 50 residential units of which 40% will be affordable; these requirements are capable of being further refined as the project moves forward.


On 5 February 2019 planning permission P182239/CD4 was granted for the Bromyard site permitting the  demolition of existing buildings, structures and hardstanding on the site and the erection of 45 dwellings (including affordable housing) and drainage attenuation, open space and associated landscaping and infrastructure works on the Bromyard site.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Bromyard West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/02/2019

Decision due: 28 February 2019 by Cabinet member contracts and assets

Lead member: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Lead director: Director of Economy and Place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Peter Clasby, Growth Programmes Technical Manager Email: Tel: 01432 261968.