More than 100 homes are set to be erected in Solihull as part of the latest phase of a major new housing development at Blythe Valley Park.

Bloor Homes has now submitted detailed plans for 124 dwellings on one of several parcels of land which have been earmarked for development.

In March 2017, Solihull Council's planning committee had granted outline planning permission for up to 750 homes and 98,800 sq metres of employment space on the sprawling campus.

Individual applications for different sections of the development are gradually being brought forward, with this latest plan focused on 3.1 hectares of grassland towards the centre of the site.

Artist's concept of the proposed housing development at Blythe Valley Park
 

The scheme includes properties with between one and four bedrooms and  a quarter (31) are classed as affordable.

An update provided to residents earlier this year said: "The overall vision for Blythe Valley Park is being brought forward in phases, with different plots
for development being delivered over time.

"Bloor Homes and Crest Nicholson have begun construction of the first 300 homes to be built on the site, and a further application has been made by Crest Nicholson to deliver their next phase of development.

"Landscaping works are beginning to take shape, including areas of public open space, footpath construction and walkways."

Aerial view of Bloor Homes' plan for Blythe Valley Park

The mixed-use development at Blythe Valley forms a key pillar of plans to meet the huge demand for new housing in Solihull.

Although there has been criticism about the volume of building in particular wards - Blythe also includes villages such as Dickens Heath and Cheswick Green, which have also seen dramatic expansion in recent years.

 

Indeed, the concentration of house-building in the borough's south west corner was among concerns raised at a packed public meeting at Light Hall School earlier in the year.

The development at the Solihull site is being delivered in phases.

The scale of development may also weigh on minds when a separate application for a service station goes before councillors in mid-June - some opponents argue that a stop-off near Junction 4 of the M42 could cause safety concerns given existing congestion in the area.

 

Bloor Homes' proposals are set to be considered by the committee in the coming months.

Although given that the principle of development was agreed at the previous session two years ago, discussion will be restricted to the finer details - the so-called reserved matters -  such as the design and layout of the plans.