Hallam Land Management, the strategic land arm of the Henry Boot Group, has successfully obtained a resolution to permit outline permission from Worcester City Council for 214 dwellings at Earls Court Farm.
The 11.63 hectare site is approximately 3km to the west of Worcester City Centre, abutting the residential district of Dines Green and opposite the new Grove Farm Business Park. 40% of the 214 dwellings will be affordable and consist of a mix of social rented and shared ownership homes. The development will include a variety of dwelling types and sizes ranging from single-bed apartments to five-bedroom family houses. In addition to new signage and improved maintenance of the nearby scheduled Ancient Monument, the scheme will also provide improved youth facilities at the Oldfield Road Play Area. The Earls Court Farm site was allocated for residential development in the City of Worcester Local Plan 1996-2011 and, following Hallam Land’s close liaison with the City Council and an extensive period of public consultation, a Development Brief was adopted by the Council earlier this year as a Supplementary Planning Document. Nick Duckworth, South West Regional Director of Hallam Land Management, said: “I am delighted that we have obtained a resolution to permit for this scheme, which will deliver much needed housing for the people of Worcester.”
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
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“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
Chief Executive Officer