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300 New Homes in the Midlands

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Midlands-based Spitfire Homes is celebrating after securing planning permission for 324 homes across four different sites in just over a week, a record for the housebuilder since launching more than a decade ago.

The Solihull-headquartered homebuilding division of IM Properties, Spitfire, gained consent for four developments across the Midlands region in its bumper week.

Leading the plans is a 215-home scheme in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire, followed by a 45 homes in Ombersley, Worcestershire, a collection of 44 new homes in Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, and plans for 20 homes in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

This latest milestone follows Spitfire’s unveiling of a new brand, strategy and range of properties in Spring 2021, where it set out a vision to deliver more than 1,000 homes in the Midlands over the next five years. Since launch, Spitfire has completed a series of land deals across the patch, taking the value of its development pipeline in excess of £350million. The business also recently appointed new land director, Richard Miller, to spearhead its ambitious land strategy.

Ben Leather, managing director at Spitfire Homes, said: “It is our ambition to further grow Spitfire’s reach across the Midlands, and this latest string of planning approvals is testament to that. To secure permission for more than 300 homes for a variety of sites within four different counties shows the versatility of our business and the quality of the developments we design and create. These planning approvals go some way in supporting our plans for growth, but we recognise that there is more work to be done. We’re continually reviewing and securing new opportunities to bring Spitfire’s quality, design-led homes to the market.”

To further grow its portfolio, Spitfire is also actively seeking land opportunities within a 60-minute drive time from its headquarters in Solihull.