Property professionals were given the inside track on one of the most significant developments in the Warwick for decades at a special seminar.
The South West Warwick Development - popularly known as Tournament Fields - will see the creation of around 1,200 homes and a 700,000 sq ft state-of-the-art commercial buildings.
The development, which is already underway, will put extra pressure on local services and will see the controversial junction 15 of the M40 upgraded to cope with the extra traffic.
The Warwickshire Property Forum seminar took the form of a questionsand- answers session chaired by Ian Courts, property consultant and recently retired as managing director of Laing Homes Midlands, at the Playbox Theatre in Warwick.
Panel members include Kevin Shelley, director of strategic development for Taylor Woodrow; David Tucker, partner of David Tucker Associates (highway consultants); and John Archer, head of planning & engineering for Warwick District Council.
Mr Courts said: "All three of the panellists have been involved with the development since its early days and were able to answer every question put to them by the audience made up of property professionals and local residents who also came along.
"This is one of the most significant developments in Warwick for decades and will have far reaching consequences for the area."
Jane Senior, head of property litigation at Leamingtonbased law firm Wright Hassall, one of the companies behind the Warwickshire Property Forum, said the meeting had underlined the strength of the organisation.
She said: " WPF was founded to promote the property industry across Coventry and Warwickshire and keep members informed about general industry news, technical advances and project information.
"This meeting provided them with the background and detailed information on the scheme which they could not have found elsewhere."