Planning Application: Newport (35), Whiteditch Lane (UTT/14/0939/OP)


Change of granted permission from care home to housing and construction of 35 new houses, of which 14 (40%) are affordable.

Site History:

  • 2012: A Scoping Application was submitted for a single development of 300 houses (UTT/12/5582/SCO) on 14.5 hectares
  • 2013: The site was split into 2 smaller parcels and outline submitted and approved for both: UTT/13/1769/OP, Bury Water Lane, up to 84 houses on 6.1 hectares; and UTT/13/1817/OP, Whiteditch Lane, a for 2.1 hectare elderly care home with 100 apartments for seniors, and 60 bed extra-care facility.
  • 2014: An Outline Planning Application was submitted (UTT/14/0939/OP) with the intent to switch the recently approved care home development to housing instead. This was later withdrawn. The Care Home permission is extant.

Site Plan/Map:

Overall site

Whiteditch Lane Application (UTT/14/0939/OP)


Sustainability Impact:

  • Estimated new residential cars: 56
  • Estimated Primary school places required: 12
  • Estimated Secondary school places required: 8
  • Estimated 6th Form school places required: 2
  • Estimated Section-106 provision for education: £290,000
  • Estimated minimum developer contribution to sports/open-space: £160,000
  • Estimated value of other ECC Section-106 obligations (non-Highway): £71,000


  • 01-Jul-2014: UTT/14/0939/OP (housing): WITHDRAWN; Care Home application still stands.
  • 01-May-2014: UTT/14/0939/OP (housing): End of Public Consultation
  • 31-Mar-2014: UTT/14/0939/OP (housing): Outline Planning Application submitted
  • 02-Oct-2013: UTT/13/1817/OP (care home): Outline Planning APPROVED
  • 08-Aug-2013: UTT/13/1817/OP (care home): End of Public Consultation
  • 09-Jul-2013: UTT/13/1817/OP (care home): Outline Planning Application submitted
  • 22-Oct-2012: UTT/12/5582/SCO: Screening application


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