Residents are set to have their say on multi-million-pound redevelopment plans for an area of Nuneaton.
People in Bermuda will be asked about proposals by Deeley Group to build a new village centre, sports area and homes.
A four-page brochure with details of the plans has been hand-delivered to the 3,000 homes within the area, with Deeley asking for feedback and ideas before it considers submitting planning applications.
The document proposes moving the social club and sports facilities to another area of the village.
Shops, a doctor’s surgery and a care facility for the elderly could also be built near to the new social club, on land which is undeveloped.
Eliot Business Park will receive further investment to attract new businesses to the area, while new homes are earmarked for land freed up by the move of the social club and football pitch.
Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “We have been heavily involved with this area for four decades now and we believe the principles of the proposals are sound and would be hugely beneficial for everyone.
“First and foremost, we want to see what the residents think and use their ideas to shape the way their neighbourhood will develop. We are in the early stages so there are no planning applications just yet. We want to see what local people think before that happens.
“We’ve always had a good relationship with the people living in the Bermuda area and we hope they will communicate with us and help shape this vision, which we believe will massively improve the area.”
Bermuda Village was built quickly in 1892 and during the early 1970s it was suggested that the area be demolished and redeveloped. The Deeley Group then invested in the area and has developed its infrastructure, homes and business park, creating more than 3,000 local jobs.
The plans have been welcomed by Nuneaton MP Bill Olner, who said the changes would help all of Nuneaton.
Mr Olner said: “These changes would have significant benefits to the local people, with provisions for a doctor’s surgery, new shops and a community centre.
“The social club – which is part of the community’s heartbeat – will also be new and improved.
“The continued development of Eliot Business Park is also encouraging because it will result in many new jobs for people across the town and help improve this area’s reputation as a place to do business.”
n Local residents can send their views to Deeley Group by writing to Vision for Bermuda, Deeley Group, George House, Herald Avenue, Coventry, CV5 6UB, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling an answer phone service on 024 7671 8720.