Go-ahead for first homes in Pro Vision master planned project

23rd October, 2019

Pro Vision has got the planning green light for a housebuilder to deliver the first 28 houses and apartments in a project near Reading.

West Berkshire Council has approved the reserved matters application for phase one of the 110-home scheme in Mortimer.

Town planners and architects at Pro Vision promoted the 20-acre greenfield site through Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan and master planned the development on behalf of housebuilder T A Fisher working with landowner Englefield Estate.

The scheme comprises a mix of bungalows, apartments and houses - ranging from one to five bedrooms - of which 40 per cent are affordable. Community facilities include 10 acres of landscaped public open space plus 2.5 acres set aside for a three-form entry infant school and GP surgery.

Commenting on the planning approval, Pro Vision planning director Katherine Miles said: “This is a major milestone in an exciting project to deliver much-needed new housing with associated infrastructure. The scheme achieves a high-quality design and the first phase will provide a gateway into the development site.”

Pro Vision managed the consultant team on behalf of the client and prepared, submitted and managed the reserved matters, including liaison with the council planning officer.

Working alongside T A Fisher, Pro Vision will now manage the preparation and submission of the condition approval applications to enable building work to start in spring 2020.

Outline planning permission was secured in July 2018 after extensive public consultation and negotiation with district and parish councils.