Land to construct 140 new properties in Ledbury has been bought by the Vistry Group.

The 22-acre site is situated off Leadon Way and is set to deliver 84 properties for private sale and 56 affordable homes available for local people through rent or shared ownership, as well as new public open space.

The newly-acquired land already has outline planning permission for residential development from Herefordshire Council and Vistry’s detailed plans for the location are currently pending consideration by the local authority.

The development is set to feature a mix of properties, with two, three, four and five-bedroom houses for private sale.

Supriya Ray, managing director of Vistry Group’s Cotswolds region, said: “This development will provide not only much-needed new housing to the area but will also create a vibrant new neighbourhood in the lovely market town of Ledbury.

“As well as constructing 84 new properties for private sale, we will also be providing 56 affordable homes for local people which will allow them to stay in the area and remain close to family and friends.”