Work is set to start on the construction of 45 new homes in a Worcestershire village.

Developer Spitfire Homes says work on the development in Ombersley will start later this month and the first homes should be ready for occupation by the end of the year.

The existing Faber Cottage and a number of outbuildings will be demolished to make way for the new homes on land to the north of Woodhall Lane.

The development will feature a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes, 40% of which are earmarked to be affordable housing. Spitfire Homes said it will also include areas of green space and a pedestrian link between Woodhall Lane and Holly Lane.

Planning permission for the five-acre site was granted by Wychavon District Council in December 2021 despite a number of objections from Ombersley residents.

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They complained that the number of homes proposed for the site had increased to 45 from an initial 25. Neighbours also raised concerns over the impact the development would have on traffic and parking in Woodhall Lane.

Worcestershire County Council’s Highways department said it was satisfied that the plans included 94 car parking spaces and four additional spaces for visitors, plus 86 spaces for bicycles.

Flooding concerns

Other worries from neighbours included flooding concerns and the additional strain the influx of new residents would place on amenities including the local GP’s surgery.

Ben Leather, managing director at Spitfire Homes, said: “The opportunity to invest in Ombersley aligned perfectly with our aims to expand our presence in Worcestershire and other new markets across the Midlands in response to increasing demand from people to own a Spitfire home.”

Spitfire Homes has already started work on a development of 38 homes in Eckington, near Pershore.

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“Ombersley is a highly attractive destination, offering a beautiful village location full of character and charm that also benefits from strong connectivity and local amenities,” said Mr Leather.

“We are already seeing strong interest in the homes and would encourage prospective buyers to register their interest at to be kept updated when the properties are released for sale later this year.”