SP2754 : Fields south of Walton Road

taken 5 years ago, near to Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Fields south of Walton Road
Fields south of Walton Road
This panorama was taken from a gap in the hedge off Walton Road and is the northerly half of the new housing development currently under construction.
Most of the work at the moment is south of the hedgerow across the middle of the photo, concerned with building a new access roundabout off the A429.
Wellesbourne New Housing 'Ettington Park' by David P Howard
A large new housing development of approximately 175 homes is being built to the east of the A429 on the southern outskirts of Wellesbourne village.

It has been named Ettington Park, although there is some local feeling that it should have been called Redlands Park after the nursery that originally occupied the site. The original Ettington Park is a country house turned hotel not far away from here. LinkExternal link

The lead developer is Charles Church (Persimmon). LinkExternal link LinkExternal link LinkExternal link

A quantity of "Independent Living Extra Care Housing for older people" is being built by Orbit Homes as an integral part of the development. LinkExternal link LinkExternal link

The first stage of the development started on 22nd. July 2013, with the construction of a Section 278 roundabout (one funded by the developers), which was planned to take 14 weeks to construct. The contractor is McVeigh Construction working on behalf of Warwickshire County Council. LinkExternal link

The work building the new houses appeared to go quite quickly and a number were occupied by November / December 2014, in time for Xmas.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2773 5469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.3856N 1:35.7469W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2777 5476
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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