Crest Nicholson planning to build hundreds of new homes in Gloucestershire

A large plot of land in Gloucestershire is to be redeveloped as part of a new neighbourhood of homes after being sold off to UK housebuilder Crest Nicholson.

The property firm has acquired 31 acres at Perrybrook in the village of Brockworth, where it plans to build 435 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

Construction on the development is due to begin in early 2023 and will include a number of Crest Nicholson’s new house types such as the three-bedroom Chesham and four-bedroom Romsey.

The scheme is part of the Perrybook urban extension, which includes up to 1,500 new homes built by housebuilders including Linden, Bellway, Taylor Wimpey and Platform Housing Group.

Gareth Hawke, land and planning director at Crest Nicholson South West, said: “This is a strategic and flagship land purchase that supports our growth strategy and allows us to build a new community in one of the most sought-after locations in the South West.

“The purchase also reinforces our commitment to building high-quality, sustainable developments that will benefit and serve local communities for generations to come.”

The land was sold to Crest Nicholson by Carter Jonas following a competitive tender process.

Once built, the overall Perrybrook scheme will include 59.3 acres of formal and informal public open space with a sports hub and the existing rugby club and allotments; a doctors’ surgery; a community hub; and a primary school.

The development will be connected with footpaths and cycleways, and will also include an area of employment land close to junction 11a of the M5.

Steve Morris, Partner in Carter Jonas’ Bristol office, added: “An important milestone has been reached in the progress of this important scheme, which will bring much-needed homes, as well as employment opportunities, to this popular area.”

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Hannah BakerSouth West Business Editor