Bellway Acquires Land To Deliver A Further 21 New Homes In Hoo St Werburgh

Bellway has completed the purchase on a parcel of land where it will deliver an additional 21 homes in Hoo St Werburgh.

The 1.16-acre site, known as Hillcrest, sits to the south of Ratcliffe Highway in the Medway village. It is located next to Bellway’s 232-home Nightingale Rise development.

Full planning permission has been granted by Medway Council for Bellway to build 21 homes on the site. This will include 16 private houses and five affordable homes at the development, which will form the second phase of Nightingale Rise.

Bellway will build a mix of two and three-bedroom homes on the land. A new access road via Martinsyde Grove will be created to link the two phases of development.

Dan Merriman, Land Director for Bellway Kent, said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement for Bellway to deliver the next phase of new housing in Hoo St Werburgh. This will represent a high quality extension of our existing development in the village.

“The next phase of Nightingale Rise will provide a further 21 new homes to the area, as well as attractive landscaping throughout the site and existing hedgerows will be retained.

“With planning permission already secured on the next phase and the legal purchase of the land complete, we are now looking forward to progressing with construction work on the new housing.”

Bellway and neighbouring developer Ashberry Homes have together provided around £2.3 million in contributions towards infrastructure for Hoo. The two developers also built the brand new Peninsula Bowls Club pavilion as a gesture of goodwill to the patrons of the club. It opened in 2019.

The first phase of Nightingale Rise includes one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses. Prices currently start from £177,995 for a one-bedroom apartment and £376,995 for a three-bedroom house.

For more information on Nightingale Rise, call 01634 624378 or visit



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