Land Bellway Forge Wood

Major housebuilder Bellway has acquired a new plot which will further add to Crawley’s new ‘Forge Wood’ community.

Forge Wood will on complete have delivered around 1,900 new homes creating a new neighbourhood in the area. The announcement by Bellway will see them develop land on the edge of the community – although no planning application for the land has yet to be submitted.

The firm – who’re speaking on our upcoming Kent Development Plans Webinar – are looking to build around 185 new homes on the 13.5-acre site.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “Bellway is now finalising detailed plans for the site comprising a range of two, three and four-bedroom houses, and one and two-bedroom apartments, including 74 affordable homes for shared ownership or rent. Existing trees and hedgerows along the site’s border will be retained alongside new planting, while apartments at the development will benefit from a community garden to include raised beds for growing fruit and veg.”

The project will also include green open space and a children’s play area.

Dan Bradbury, Regional Director of Bellway South London, added: “Our acquisition of this parcel of land in Crawley will enable us to deliver much-needed new housing for the local area, including 74 affordable homes for local people. In addition to this, 11 of the private homes for sale will be available at a discounted rate to buyers who meet specific affordability criteria. We will be building a wide range of homes to suit people at various stages of the property ladder, with a particular focus on providing a great choice of three-bedroom family houses, which make up over a third of the private housing mix at the development.”