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Stafford new garden settlement

Major new garden settlement, north west of Stone.

The promoters are open to discussions regarding possible investment structures, however these should include equity, forward funding and joint venture developer partnership with the local authorities.

Proposals for a garden settlement with the prospect of new homes, schools, transport links and employment areas in the north of Stafford Borough have received government Capacity Funding.

The new settlement could include around 1000 hectares of land; around 6,000 homes; sizeable new employment land; 300 hectares of green space, including parks; potential new railway station; and new schools and health centres.

Key facts

• Potential created by HS2
• Future housing development
• c.100 hectares of employment land
• New station on the West Coast Mainline
• New junction off M6

Opportunity location

Why invest in Staffordshire?

Staffordshire is a major UK growth area. They played a unique role as one of the creative workshops of the Industrial Revolution. That same entrepreneurial spirit that once created world-beaters like Spode, Wedgwood and Bass is alive and well today. Some of Britain’s greatest success stories, like JCB and bet365, have all grown from garage start-ups into billion-pound success stories.

Today, Staffordshire is a fast-growing centre of modern manufacturing, making a major contribution to manufacturing employment growth nationally. Businesses in Staffordshire produce the advanced technical components and materials for a range of consumer and business products.

The same location benefits that attracted Michelin in 1926 are once again bringing international businesses to Staffordshire. Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon and Molson-Coors are just some of the names investing millions of pounds and creating thousands of jobs in Staffordshire.

Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: Equity investment, forward funding, joint venture developer partnership
  • Site size: 1000 hectares of land, including 100 hectares of employment space, around 6,000 new homes, 300 hectares of green space
  • Timescale: 2020-2035
  • Delivery timescale: 1-5 years
  • Planning status: Proposed through local plan review
Stafford new garden settlement
Primary promoter

Invest Staffordshire