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Persimmon Homes begins work on 79-home development in Bewdley

Magnificent 7: Housebuilders in the South Coast region
29 February 2024

Work has started on a new development in Bewdley that will deliver 79 new homes in the Worcestershire town.

The development – known as The Maples - will provide a mix of house sizes, from one to four-bedroom properties, helping to meet local housing needs on a site allocated in the Wyre Forest District Council Local Plan. Of these 79 homes, 25% will be transferred to a housing association partner for rent and shared ownership.

As part of the development, over £9,900 per home will be pledged by Persimmon to support infrastructure delivery as well as economic and environmental development. The wider site will also bring a range of benefits to the local community, including over £632,206 to local education and £86,000 to local highways.

Set amongst significant green space, the site is a no-gas community which boasts several environmental benefits. These include a biodiversity net gain, air source heat pumps on each home, and footpath connections throughout the development.

Jak Harper, Construction Director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands said: “We’re delighted to have started work at The Maples. Not only will the no-gas development deliver 79 quality new homes and a biodiversity net gain, it will also create local jobs as part of the construction and generate a significant investment in the local economy.

“We’re committed to creating vibrant, successful communities and supporting more local families in getting their dream homes. We’re looking forward to our new community taking shape over the course of 2024.”


Stephen Emerson is the Managing Editor of The Business Magazine and is responsible for the publication's print publications and online properties including the newly launched Biz News websites in Hampshire and Dorset.

Stephen has been a journalist for 20 years and has worked at local, regional and national publications and led a team which made The Scotsman website one of the fastest growing news sites in the UK with over eight million monthly users.

He has a keen interest in technology, property and corporate finance and telling the stories of the people behind the successful firms in these sectors.

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