Streetscene, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Award winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has completed the purchase of two parcels of land in the northwest of Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The two parcels already have outline planning permission approved, and will deliver more than 300 much needed homes over the coming years.

The new community will provide a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, including Crest Nicholson’s Seaton and Marlborough housetypes. Helping to meet the housing needs of the Shropshire community, 20% of the homes will be designated as affordable housing.

As part of Crest Nicholson’s commitment to building for the community and surrounding area, attractive open space has been incorporated into the designs including dedicated space for play areas and walking and cycling routes. The plans also include key infrastructure works to improve access to the surrounding area with provision for a new five-arm roundabout and spine road. As part of the wider development proposals, being delivered by others, residents will also benefit from a range of commercial and leisure facilities including a hotel and pub, whilst there are also provisions for a petrol filling and electric vehicle charging station.

Tim Brickley, Managing Director at Crest Nicholson Midlands, said: “We’re thrilled to have completed the purchase of these two essential parcels of land in Bridgnorth. We look forward creating a vibrant, sustainable community in a beautiful location while providing much needed affordable and private homes for residents.”

Crest Nicholson has submitted detailed plans for the development with approval anticipated over the coming weeks. Construction of the infrastructure works is expected to start in early 2025 with first housing completions set to take place in the Summer of 2025.

The historic town of Bridgnorth offers residents an array of amenities including restaurants, pubs and local shopping opportunities, as well as riverside walks along the Severn, which runs through the town. It is also home to the iconic Bridgnorth Cliff Railway,  providing access between the High and Low towns, and the ruins of the 11th century Bridgnorth Castle. Situated a mile from the town centre, the site benefits from good connectivity to the A458 and onto Shrewsbury and Birmingham whilst the A454 provides access to Wolverhampton and rail links into Birmingham and beyond.