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In November 2020 SPRL submitted a hybrid planning application (part detailed, part outline) for CCS which established the principles for new commercial floorspace, up to 1,300 homes and public open space within the quarter of the city centre. The application was approved in January 2022.

In March 2022 Shearer Property Group selected The Hill Group as the development partner to take forward the project as part of Shearer Property Regen Limited.

In November 2022, following consultation with local groups, business and the community a minor material amendment application was submitted to deliver up 1,500 homes, changes to the footprint and height of the blocks and a reduction in commercial floorspace. These reflect changes to shopping habits following Covid-19 and a new commitment to deliver 20% affordable homes. The application was approved by the Council in January 2023.

Since then, we have been working with award-winning architects Allies & Morrison and the project team to develop designs for a greener and more appealing quarter of the city centre, celebrating its history through design and public art, while creating a retail destination fit for the future with a residential community at its heart.

On 24th July the government mandated that all buildings over 18 metre in height should have two stair cores following a review of building regulations and fire safety. This threshold was previously set at 30 metres and meant that a number of blocks needed to be redesigned prior to submission.

In October 2023 a new minor material amendment application was submitted to Coventry City Council to increase the total number of homes to up to 1,575 and increase the heights of some of the blocks. Full details are available on the Coventry City Council website under the reference number PL/2023/0002218/RVC

On 1st December 2023 a reserved matters planning application for Phase 1 of CCS for 991 homes and c.8,000 sqm of commercial floorspaces, associated public realm, landscaping and access was submitted to Coventry City Council. The reserved matters application was approved on 4th March 2024.

On 8th December 2023 an application for planning permission and listed building consent for minor works to Coventry Retail Market to facilitate the new covered servicing yard in addition to the listed building works consented in June 2021 was submitted to Coventry City Council. The planning and listed building consent was approved on 13th March 2024.

A reserved matters application for Phase 2 for the remaining homes and commercial floorspace will be submitted in due course.