Only four properties remain available from phase one.

A housing development that is taking place in Stoke-on-Trent, at the site of Stoke City Football Club’s former Victoria Ground, is set to move to its final phase…

Further construction is expected to take place at a housing development in Stoke-upon-Trent, on the site of Stoke City’s old Victoria Ground. Phase one of the development includes 130 homes being built at the location, with property developer, St. Modwen revealing that that 82 of the 130 homes are already lived in, and another 44 plots are currently reserved (leaving just 4 properties available from phase one).

The final stage of the development will see 70 more homes being built at the scheme – which is located just off Boothen Old Road, Stoke-upon-Trent – in a range of different sizes (two, three and four-bed properties), bringing the site’s total to 200 new homes.

The Stoke-on-Trent development will also include outdoor space for neighbouring Stoke Minster CE Primary School, while a walking trail will also be extended.

Speaking in support of the latest application, St. Modwen Representative, Laura Bisbey, commented:

“It's hard to believe how far we have come. Construction of the first 130 homes in phase one is nearing completion.

“After the approval of our application for the River Trent diversion last year, work to naturalise the diversion will start at the site imminently.

“There will now be a further 70 high quality, two, three and four bedroom homes in phase two, a new park for the benefit of existing and future residents and much needed sports pitches and open space.”

The site’s footballing heritage has not been forgotten, Potters legend Bob McGrory, Stoke City’s all-time leading goal scorer John Ritchie, and former Stoke City midfielder Paul Ware have all been honoured in the naming of streets at the site.

Other installations are also set to take place, including plaques to commemorate the centre spot of the former pitch and celebratory artworks in the park that runs along the nearby River Trent.

An artist's impression of the 70 new homes.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council's planning committee deliberated over the plans before voting them through unanimously. However, concerns were raised flooding (due to the River Trent being situated nearby).

Councillor Candi Chetwynd, mentioned:

“I'm only concerned with the rise of global warming. Is there going to be a heightened chance of flooding?"

Ms. Bisbey explained the engineering to divert the River Trent was designed to cope with a 'one in 100-years' disaster.