Terms were agreed in October 2016 to promote a small land holding comprising 2.47 acres on the south side of the town. An application seeking outline planning permission for 10 open market dwellings was submitted to the Rugby Borough Council in February 2017, with a further 10 units anticipated in a second phase. The submitted application was supported by detailed technical reports covering matters relating to ecology, flood risk, drainage, noise, geotechnics, trees, landscape and design work.
The application was concluded within seven months of submission, working through various issues raised by statutory consultees. The application was determined by the local planning authority under their Scheme of Delegation, meaning that the planning officers were able to grant planning permission without reporting the application to Planning Committee to request their approval. Planning permission was issued in early 2018 following completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure financial contributions towards public open space and biodiversity off-setting.