More homes are being planned for a growing Herefordshire town.

Land to the west of the Hawk Rise development off Leadon Way, Ledbury, has been acquired by developers Vistry Group and is earmarked for 140 new houses.

The homes would be built under the Bovis Homes brand, which is part of the Vistry Group.

The 22-acre site already has outline planning permission for residential development and more detailed plans have been submitted to Herefordshire Council.


Developers say there will be a mix of properties on the site, with two, three, four and five-bedroom houses for private sale.

There will be 84 properties available for private sale in total, as well as 56 affordable homes available to local people through rent or shared ownership. The plan includes new public open space.

Hereford Times: The proposed location of the Bovis Homes developmentThe proposed location of the Bovis Homes development

Supriya Ray, managing director of Vistry Group’s Cotswolds region, said: “This development will provide not only much-needed new housing to the area but will also create a vibrant new neighbourhood in the lovely market town of Ledbury.

Bovis Homes development would include new public space

“As well as constructing 84 new properties for private sale, we will also be providing 56 affordable homes for local people which will allow them to stay in the area and remain close to family and friends.

“The selection of new homes at the site will appeal to a wide range of house-hunters including first-time buyers, growing families who need more space and people downsizing. It will be a sustainable development which is designed to blend in with and embrace its natural surroundings.”


Plans for the development’s public open space include a village green, children’s play areas and a picnic area, as well as meadowland and extended woodland.

Existing hedgerow and trees will be retained wherever possible on the site and complemented by new planting.

Mr Ray said: “We have liaised with Herefordshire Council on this project and hope to receive approval for our detailed plans in September, which would enable us to forge ahead with the construction programme.

“If all goes well, we would hope to start constructing the first homes in April 2023 and to have the first residents move in before the end of that year.”

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