New homes snapshot – new build developments continue Telford’s expansion
Posted 21 January 2016 by Keith Osborne
The fast-growing town of Telford is Shropshire’s largest urban area, shaped from the merging of smaller settlements as a New Town project in the 1960s and 1970s. A host of new homes developments continue to fuel its expansion, cementing its status as one of the most significant satellite towns in the West Midlands region.
The M54 passes through Telford, providing a fast route to the M6 and then to Wolverhampton and Birmingham, making the town a popular commuter choice. Other road links to towns such as Shrewsbury, Cannock and Stafford are also in place.
There are also three railway stations, all on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton line: Wellington and Oakengates (historically two of the villages from which Telford was born) and Telford Central. From the latter, fast trains reach Wolverhampton in just 18 minutes.
Set within Shropshire countryside, with a wealth of natural beauty and historic sites within reach, and good retail and educational facilities (including the high-achieving Thomas Telford School), Telford is understandably a strong contender for family homebuyers. It has absorbed a large number of people who formerly lived in the West Midlands conurbation but were attracted by the New Town lifestyle and convenient connections, as well as a strong economy in the town itself.
Telford’s expansion certainly shows no signs of stopping soon, with a plan to build another 3,500 new homes over the next 16 years. Telford & Wrekin Council has identified 17 possible development sites, including 750 homes for Muxton and 600 on five former school sites. The Local Plan also sets out a possible 25,000 new jobs in the borough over 28 sites.
New homes for sale in Telford now or coming soon:
Webbs Meadow is the David Wilson Homes development at Lawley Village, with a mix of three- and four-bedroom homes in contemporary designs. A number of assistance schemes are available, and there’s a five-year guarantee of fixtures and fittings. Prices start at £200,000.
Priced from £134,995, the homes at Redrow’s Trenchwood Gardens are from the company’s traditionally inspired Heritage Collection. With shops and amenities nearby, these homes will appeal to a wide array of buyers, with Part Exchange and Help to Buy broadening their appeal to those with only a small deposit to offer.
At Woodland View in Lawley Village, Barratt Homes is building a collection of 147 two-, three- and four-bedroom properties to suit a wide range of buyers, with Help to Buy and Part Exchange available.
In the north of the town, Lioncourt Homes is also offering a choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at Heritage View in Trench, close to a number of local amenities and transport links. Prices start at £140,000m and there is a show home to view.
Alongside the Shropshire Union Canal on the northern outskirts of the town, Sutherlands is a development of three- and four-bedroom homes by Miller Homes. Help to Buy is available on some plots, with the full price starting at £177,000 on the current selection.
Bromford Homes is offering a Shared Ownership opportunity at St Georges Court in the north-east of the town, with a choice of two- or three-bedroom homes perfect for first-time buyers. Priced from £55,000 for a 40% share (full market price £137,500), these energy-efficient homes come with a fitted kitchen, appliances, turfed rear garden and two allocated parking spaces.
At Woodland Grange, Clutton Homes is constructing a mix of house types – townhouses, bungalows and semi-detached homes – just five miles from Telford town centre in Donnington. Prices currently start at £135,000.
Bournville Village Trust is working with the Homes and Communities Agency to build 200 homes on land north of Lightmoor Village, to the south of Telford, with the help of Keepmoat. Approval of these homes marks the fifth phase of expansion of the village, which will eventually have around 1,000 homes. A village green and children’s play area forms part of the new scheme.