Homes England and Bournville Village Trust have appointed developer Jessup Brothers to deliver the final phase of 300 homes and a new park at Lightmoor Village, Telford.
Lightmoor Village is a joint venture between housing association Bournville Village Trust and Homes England. The final phase of 300 homes will include private rental properties and affordable homes, making a significant contribution towards the local housing need.
Lightmoor is one of Telford’s most significant housing developments of the last decade, with 638 homes developed so far and a further 99 homes currently in development. The Village also has its own primary school and village centre, which includes GP facilities, an extra care housing scheme, nursery, shop, café, and areas of open space and parks.
Stephen Kinsella, Executive Director for Land at Homes England said: “We are committed to building strength and depth across the house building sector and working with ambitious partners to unlock land. Lightmoor Village is the result of a collaborative partnership with Bournville Village Trust and I’m delighted to see SME developer Jessup Brothers playing a role in delivering much needed new homes in Telford.”
Martin Rogers, Land Manager for Jessup Brothers said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver over 300 homes at Lightmoor and are now working to secure reserved matters for this high-quality development. Jessup are working with Bournville Village Trust who will take some of the properties and manage the open spaces created, which will link into existing open space under BVT management.”
Pete Richmond, Chief Executive of Bournville Village Trust, said: “Lightmoor is one of Telford’s most significant housing developments of the last decade with its own community and distinct identity. This last phase isn’t just a key milestone in the wider development but will provide 300 new homes for social rent, private rent and sale, helping to create an inclusive and mixed community that meets local housing need. We are really pleased to be working with both Homes England and Jessup Brothers, which has a proven track record of developing great places to live across the Midlands, to deliver the final part of Lightmoor.”