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MP sees early stages of Rugby's new neighbourhood

Rugby Editorial 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD is beginning to take shape at RadioStation Rugby – the former site of the radio masts – and Rugby’s MP checked on progress last week.

The developers of the site welcomed long-time supporter Mark Pawsey to show him early work at the new estate, which will be the home to 6,200 new houses over the next two decades after receiving planning consent back in May 2014.

As well as housing, developers also plan to build three primary schools, one secondary school, a health centre, green spaces, walk and cycle ways, and a new link road connecting the RadioStation site to the town.

Mr Pawsey oversaw the fleet of construction vehicles preparing the ground for the new homes – due to start being built next year.

Landscaping works have already taken place to guarantee new habitats for local wildlife and refurbishment works will soon being on the Dolman Farm house to transform the area into a new community hub.

Mr Pawsey said: “There is a significant amount of work already happening on site and it’s good to see that works have already started to prepare the site for housing. This will provide much-needed accommodation for Rugby and support both our town centre and local hospital.

“It is important that the site becomes a key part of our town and the extra work around Dolman Farm is also an exciting prospect as it will link existing communities with the new development.”

Johanne Thomas from Urban&Civic, co-owners of the site, said: “There was so much to tell Mark about what’s been happening and what is coming forward over the next six months.

“In addition to work already on site, we will be signing up out first house builder before Christmas and announcing the name and marketing for the first phase of the site. Utilities and services will also begin to go in before Christmas and in January we will be starting the realignment and new junctions on the A428 Crick Road as well as the much needed footway and cycleway.”

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