Midlands independent property developer Elevate Property Group is hoping for the final green light on its planning application for a luxury development of 17 homes and three commercial units at Edith Walk in Great Malvern.
Planning officers are recommending approval for the Edith Walk development, currently a disused private car park and derelict buildings adjoining Waitrose and the rear of the Foley Arms on the Worcester Road. The application will be reported to committee on 30 June.
Elevate Property Group was responsible for the highly commended and Sunday Times-featured schemes at Wells House, Coach Houses and the former Holywell Chapel in Malvern Wells where Edward Elgar used to teach music.
Elevate’s MD Steve Dodd said: “We have worked hard over a period of several years to perfect our proposal to bring this partially derelict and disused part of Malvern back to life and redevelop this pocket of land between the High Street and Waitrose.
“At every hurdle, our team has worked with local planners and consultees.
“Our planning consultant from Ridge has worked with the Planning Team at Malvern Hills District Council to work around some of the key constraints associated with the site to produce a high-quality scheme that regenerates a key area of the town providing a significant enhancement to the Malvern Conservation Area.
“During long periods of consultation, we have been encouraged by the support for our proposals from the town council and planners.”
Steve Dodd added: “The new Edith Walk development will bring commercial activity to the street frontage, with three retail units, while creating desirable, quality homes in a central location that will regenerate this key brownfield site in the most viable way.”