Lockley Homes moves to allay residents’ fears over Pope Iron Road plans

Developer Lockley Homes has moved to allay residents’ fears over their planning application for eight 3 bedroom townhouses in Pope Iron Road, Worcester.

The plans are due to be considered by Worcester City Council planning committee on Thursday 24 October.

Residents have expressed concerns over loss of light and parking issues in the street 

Karl Lockley, joint managing director of Lockley Homes, said they had been working with the city council to address these issues.

“We had originally planned for a development more in a Georgian/Victorian style but after local consultation we redesigned the scheme more in-line with the latest development of Gheluvelt Mews next door.

“The council has suggested this style is more in keeping and we agree.

“Planners also suggested the L-shaped design to open up the road and allow sunlight through to the street.”

He said that Lockley Homes had a reputation for producing high end developments that enhance their local environment and they were always attuned to local residents’ concerns.

The eight 3 bedroom townhouses will have a spacious kitchen/diner area and separate living rooms, plus a large luxurious master suite. Prices will start from £385,000. 

Mr Lockley said he sympathised over parking issues but pointed out that in the past 40 tonne articulated lorries had used the street to make regular deliveries to the old Painters foundry on which Lockley Homes’ proposed development is sited.

“By using this site for housing, this has alleviated this particular issue, and we would also point out that for visitors to the street, there is a public car park with more than 20 spaces in Waterworks Road which is close to Pope Iron Road.”

He added that Lockley Homes was keen to be seen as a considerate and environmentally-conscious developer.

“For example, when we saw how many plastic drinks bottles were being used on our sites every week, we moved quickly to give all employees and contractors working on our sites branded Lockley Homes drinks bottles.

“Every week 250-300 plastic bottles were being bought and thrown in a skip after their one use. This has reduced dramatically now. 

“We are also working with our suppliers to reduce packaging and as much environmental impact as possible.

“I believe residents in Pope Iron Road will come to recognise us as good neighbours and in time will support our proposed scheme.”

Founded in 2010 by Tom and Karl Lockley, Lockley Homes is an independent housebuilder with a growing reputation for producing luxury accommodation, particularly for its bungalow developments which are bucking the industry trend for maximum units on every site. 

Lockley Homes is currently developing Kingsbrooke, an exclusive development of just ten luxury homes in Colwall, Herefordshire, which includes four of its new “Sky Bungalow” concept. It has also started work on eight properties, including one of its trademark bungalows, at Marmalade Lane, Honeybourne, near Evesham. 

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For further information, please contact:

Karl Lockley, Joint Managing Director,

Lockley Homes, 3b Tournament Court, Edgehill Drive, Warwick CV34 6LG

Tel: 07812 646163

Email – mail@lockleyhomes.com

Editors’ Notes

Established in 2010 by Tom and Karl Lockley, Lockley Homes is a luxury house builder in Worcestershire and Warwickshire with a growing reputation for exacting standards in design. The company’s exclusive developments combine luxury living with the classic timeless feel of a scheme that has matured within its surroundings. As a premium housebuilder, Lockley Homes places the utmost importance on being authentic and design-led.

Lockley Homes focuses on seeking out the most desirable sites, optimising planning and designing with a passion to create traditional architecture alongside state-of-the-art technology. The directors provide themselves on an exemplary quality of finish and attention to detail.

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