A CGI of a typical Elan Homes development

THE man who commissioned the famous clock tower in the Worcestershire village of Abberley is being honoured by the company behind the area’s latest development.

Elan Homes has secured planning consent to build 26 new homes on a 3.6 acre site on Clows Top Road. Situated less than a mile from Abberley Clock Tower, the development has been named Three Js in memory of John Joseph Jones, who commissioned the construction of the landmark.

Construction work is due to start imminently, with the first properties scheduled to be released for sale this winter.

Tracey Ball, regional sales director for Elan Homes, said: “It’s important that when we build new homes we respect the heritage of the area, which is why we’ve named our Abberley development after John Joseph Jones. It’s sure to be a talking point with those who perhaps aren’t aware that he’s the person behind the famous Abberley Clock Tower. We’re also taking design cues from the local area in the design of the homes we’re building to ensure they’re in keeping with the village.”

There will be 20 private sale properties in a mix of two to five-bedroom designs, plus six affordable homes – four with two bedrooms and two with three bedrooms.

Electric vehicle charging points will be provided within the development.

The scheme will have a density of around 18 homes per hectare, with 40% of the site green open space.

“Three Js enjoys a leafy setting with a spinney adjoining the site and a brook nearby. As part of our commitment to sustainability and the environment we’re retaining mature trees and hedgerows within the site to maintain wildlife corridors. We’ll also be creating hedgehog highways – special gaps in fences so hedgehogs can explore – plus a wildflower meadow, central community orchard and attenuation storage pond all within the development,” Tracey added.

“There will be a number of pocket park areas effectively forming informal play areas across the development for younger residents to enjoy.”

Elan will also invest almost £80,000 in the local area, including a public open space contribution of more than £50,000, plus funding for the NHS and affordable housing.

Elan’s previous Worcestershire developments include Merrybrook Grange in Evesham, Derrington Mews in Kempsey and more recently Walcot Meadow in Drakes Broughton.

The company is currently building and selling homes at a development known as Stableford, just a few miles from Worcester.

Potential purchasers can register their interest in the new homes at Three Js Abberley via www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/threejs.