Welcome to this site in relation to the proposed development of the land at
Middle Battenhall Farm. We hope it provides residents with an opportunity to
see and understand the proposals to create up to 200 new homes on the southern edge of Worcester.

The Middle Battenhall Farm site and Worcester beyond

Why Middle Battenhall Farm and why now?

All local authorities must deliver housing to meet the needs of their current and future residents; this is based on projections of population growth for the local area. Once a total number of additional new houses has been agreed, the local authority creates a plan to identify where housing sites can be located.

Worcester City Council has a high requirement for housing land, but has agreed with Wychavon and Malvern Hills Councils to prepare a joint plan (the South Worcestershire Development Plan) to identify housing land across the three areas.

In November Malvern Hills District Council recommended the allocation of new homes at Newlands should be reduced by allocating land for 400 – 500 homes at Redhill (also known as Upper and Middle Battenhall) and 800 homes in the Norton/Littleworth area. Malvern Hills District Council has agreed to continue with the preparation of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

This exhibition provides residents with an opportunity to comment on the initial proposals for development of the site.

UPDATE: An outline planning application was submitted to Worcester City Council at the end of December 2013 and has been registered with the reference P13/B0632. You can view the submitted application documents here or on the Council's website.

  • Who are Miller Homes?

    Miller Homes is part of The Miller Group. Since it was established in 1934, Miller Homes has built more than 100,000 homes across the UK, providing a variety of properties to meet the needs of a wide range of purchasers at all stages on the property ladder.

    Miller Homes operates in eight regions across the UK – Scotland East, Scotland West, North West, Yorkshire, North East, East Midlands, West Midlands and Southern.

    Miller Homes offers a variety of incentives, including government-backed schemes and its own schemes, to assist homebuyers in purchasing a new home.

    In 2012 Miller Homes was awarded five star rating in the National Home Builders Federation New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey and the results of independent research highlighted that 97% of its own customers would recommend Miller Homes to their best friend.

  • Who Else is Involved?

    Miller Homes has sought expert advice in bringing this proposal forward with support from:

    •  Boyer Planning (planning and urban design);

    •  BSA Heritage (heritage);

    •  Cooper Partnership (landscape & visual impact);

    •  Curtin and Co (community consultation);

    •  David Tucker Associates (highways);

    •  GreenBuild Consult (sustainability); and

    •  Stuart Michael Associates (flooding and noise).

  • Examples of local housing developments

    The Meadows, Tewkesbury

    Within a short stroll of one of Britain’s most celebrated medieval town centres, yet just minutes from the M5 and in easy commuting range of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Worcester, The Meadows is a delightful collection of new homes that combines the charm of its historic market-town setting with one of the most convenient locations in the heart of England.

    Miller Central Phase 2

    Located in a pleasant residential corner of Northfield, Birmingham, Miller Central presents an exciting selection of houses and apartments in a spacious landscaped setting lined by trees and featuring private parking, an open public space and a children’s play area. Offering a secluded with attractive streetscapes, the development is just 20 minutes drive from central Birmingham and only around three miles from both the M5 and the M42.

    Badgers Dene

    An attractive development of new homes in the West Midlands combining the advantages of town-centre living with a surprisingly peaceful ambience and private courtyard parking, Badger’s Dene is a superb urban base. Alongside the exceptional choice of shops and leisure amenities within a 10-minute walk, the development is less than three miles from the delightful countryside of the Wyre Forest, yet within easy commuting range of central Birmingham.