Willow Farm
Kirby Cross

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Overview

Linden Homes has submitted a Reserved Matters Application for the residential aspect of this development.

This includes information about the layout and appearance of the new homes. Planning permission for a residential development was granted at Appeal in 2016. The permission includes: 240 homes, a community hub comprising of either a care home or a healthcare facility, a children’s play area, a kick-about area and landscaped open space.

The main access to the site will be from Halstead Road, with secondary access points from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. There will also be a public parking area for up to 30 vehicles on Halstead Road. The 46.60-acre site is located to the north-east of the centre of Kirby Cross. It is within walking distance to the centre of Kirby Cross and the services and facilities found there. These include shops, a pharmacy, the railway station, places of worship and a community hall. Kirby Primary School is located on Halstead Road.

 

 

 

 

Phone Number: 01926623095

Postcode: CO13 0LR

Location

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Layout

Project Layout

At Linden Homes, we create high quality developments which reflect the character of the area.The development is aimed to encourage walking and cycling with footways and cycleways across the site linking to the existing PROW and the wider area. The scheme has been landscape-led. This has resulted in approximately 45% of site comprising of areas of public open space, woodland planting and the surface water attenuation area.

In addition to the new homes, we will be providing a children’s play area, a kick-about area, public open space, native woodland planting and a wildflower meadow. The area around the attenuation basin will also be planted to encourage wildlife. Structural trees and shrubs will be specifically selected for their shape, colour and seasonal interest. Existing shrubs and trees will be retained and protected during construction.

Drawings

This drawing shows the plans for the second reserved matters phase. Phase Two comprises 28 bungalows accessed from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. No construction traffic will use these roads.

Plans for the second reserved matters phase
Plans for the second reserved matters phase

History

Planning permission for a residential development was granted at Appeal in 2016. The permission includes: 240 homes, a community hub comprising of either a care home or healthcare facility, a children's play area, a kick-about area and landscaped open space.

 

The Site

 

The main access to the site will be from Halstead Road, with secondary access points from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. There will also be a public parking area for up to 30 vehicles on Halstead Road.

The 46.60-acre site is located to the north-east of the centre of Kirby Cross. It is within walking distance to the centre of Kirby Cross and the services and facilities found there. These include shops, a pharmacy, the railway station, places of worship and a community hall. Kirby Primary School is located on Halstead Road.

A full Transport Assessment was submitted as part of the outline application. The main vehicle access point will be from Halstead Road, with secondary accesses from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. The existing roundabout at the junction of Halstead Road/Frinton Road will be upgraded to traffic signals. To assist with the flow of traffic, a dedicated left filter lane will be provided for vehicles travelling along Frinton Road to Holland Road. A Travel Plan has been produced to encourage new residents to use public transport, to walk and cycle.

Parking is provided in accordance with Essex County Council’s parking standards to ensure appropriate levels of car parking and cycle storage. In addition, a public parking area for 30 vehicles on Halstead Road will be provided.

The drainage strategy for the site includes Sustainable Drainage Strategies (SuDS) to prevent the surface water run-off from having a negative effect downstream of the site. The strategy is in line with Essex County Council’s requirements and will incorporate the use of a swale network to collect surface water run-off from the built area and convey the water to an attenuation area to the north of the site.

Foul water from the site will be pumped to the Anglian Water sewerage network. The connection point will be in the green space between Beverley Drive and Wavring Avenue.

Each of the new homes will accord with the latest Building Regulations. They will be highly energy efficient, using the fabric first approach, which also helps to reduce the cost of utility bills.

Benefits

The site at Willow Farm provides an opportunity to deliver a high-quality development which will address local housing needs. We aim to create a sustainable new development, which will integrate with the existing community, through good design and the provision of new facilities. There will be an attractive mix of homes which will include bungalows, smaller homes for first time buyers and those looking to downsize, through to larger, family style homes.

The development will include;

  • A mix of house types including bungalows, smaller homes and larger, family-style homes
  • Affordable housing
  • Vehicular access from Halstead Road, with secondary accesses from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue
  • A kick-about area
  • A children’s play area
  • Pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
  • A public parking area for up to 30 vehicles on Halstead Road

The development will provide 18 homes classified as affordable housing. There will be eight one-bedroom flats, six two-bedroom houses and four three-bedroom houses. These will be gifted to Tendring District Council and allocated to people on the housing waiting list.

As part of any new development, we discuss the likely impact of the proposals on services with the local authorities and make appropriate financial contributions in the form of a Section 106 Agreement. This development will contribute:

  • Education (£1,450,000)
  • Health £389.67 per dwelling (£94,000)
  • Residential travel pack (£4,800)
  • Bus vouchers (£44,750)
  • Public open space, if council wish to not maintain (£95,000)

Further S106 obligations include:

  • 18 gifted affordable housing units
  • A public parking area for 30 vehicles on Halstead Road
  • Land allocated for community hub including either a care home or healthcare facility

Next Steps

Following the submission of the reserved matters planning application(s), Tendring District Council will undertake a period of statutory consultation on the proposals. At this stage, you will have the opportunity to submit your comments on the application to the council before a decision is made.

The anticipated timescales, which are subject to planning approval by Tendring District Council are presently;

  • Q1 2018

    Start on site

  • Q2 2018

    Sales launch

  • Q3 2018

    Show home opening

  • Q4 2018

    First completions

  • Q4 2024

    End on site

Linden Homes has submitted a Reserved Matters Application for the residential aspect of this development.

This includes information about the layout and appearance of the new homes. Planning permission for a residential development was granted at Appeal in 2016. The permission includes: 240 homes, a community hub comprising of either a care home or a healthcare facility, a children’s play area, a kick-about area and landscaped open space.

The main access to the site will be from Halstead Road, with secondary access points from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. There will also be a public parking area for up to 30 vehicles on Halstead Road. The 46.60-acre site is located to the north-east of the centre of Kirby Cross. It is within walking distance to the centre of Kirby Cross and the services and facilities found there. These include shops, a pharmacy, the railway station, places of worship and a community hall. Kirby Primary School is located on Halstead Road.

 

 

 

 

Phone Number: 01926623095

Postcode: CO13 0LR

Go to Google Maps
Project Layout

At Linden Homes, we create high quality developments which reflect the character of the area.The development is aimed to encourage walking and cycling with footways and cycleways across the site linking to the existing PROW and the wider area. The scheme has been landscape-led. This has resulted in approximately 45% of site comprising of areas of public open space, woodland planting and the surface water attenuation area.

In addition to the new homes, we will be providing a children’s play area, a kick-about area, public open space, native woodland planting and a wildflower meadow. The area around the attenuation basin will also be planted to encourage wildlife. Structural trees and shrubs will be specifically selected for their shape, colour and seasonal interest. Existing shrubs and trees will be retained and protected during construction.

This drawing shows the plans for the second reserved matters phase. Phase Two comprises 28 bungalows accessed from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. No construction traffic will use these roads.

Plans for the second reserved matters phase
Plans for the second reserved matters phase

Planning permission for a residential development was granted at Appeal in 2016. The permission includes: 240 homes, a community hub comprising of either a care home or healthcare facility, a children's play area, a kick-about area and landscaped open space.

 

 

The main access to the site will be from Halstead Road, with secondary access points from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. There will also be a public parking area for up to 30 vehicles on Halstead Road.

The 46.60-acre site is located to the north-east of the centre of Kirby Cross. It is within walking distance to the centre of Kirby Cross and the services and facilities found there. These include shops, a pharmacy, the railway station, places of worship and a community hall. Kirby Primary School is located on Halstead Road.

A full Transport Assessment was submitted as part of the outline application. The main vehicle access point will be from Halstead Road, with secondary accesses from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue. The existing roundabout at the junction of Halstead Road/Frinton Road will be upgraded to traffic signals. To assist with the flow of traffic, a dedicated left filter lane will be provided for vehicles travelling along Frinton Road to Holland Road. A Travel Plan has been produced to encourage new residents to use public transport, to walk and cycle.

Parking is provided in accordance with Essex County Council’s parking standards to ensure appropriate levels of car parking and cycle storage. In addition, a public parking area for 30 vehicles on Halstead Road will be provided.

The drainage strategy for the site includes Sustainable Drainage Strategies (SuDS) to prevent the surface water run-off from having a negative effect downstream of the site. The strategy is in line with Essex County Council’s requirements and will incorporate the use of a swale network to collect surface water run-off from the built area and convey the water to an attenuation area to the north of the site.

Foul water from the site will be pumped to the Anglian Water sewerage network. The connection point will be in the green space between Beverley Drive and Wavring Avenue.

Each of the new homes will accord with the latest Building Regulations. They will be highly energy efficient, using the fabric first approach, which also helps to reduce the cost of utility bills.

The site at Willow Farm provides an opportunity to deliver a high-quality development which will address local housing needs. We aim to create a sustainable new development, which will integrate with the existing community, through good design and the provision of new facilities. There will be an attractive mix of homes which will include bungalows, smaller homes for first time buyers and those looking to downsize, through to larger, family style homes.

The development will include;

  • A mix of house types including bungalows, smaller homes and larger, family-style homes
  • Affordable housing
  • Vehicular access from Halstead Road, with secondary accesses from Woburn Avenue and Buckfast Avenue
  • A kick-about area
  • A children’s play area
  • Pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
  • A public parking area for up to 30 vehicles on Halstead Road

The development will provide 18 homes classified as affordable housing. There will be eight one-bedroom flats, six two-bedroom houses and four three-bedroom houses. These will be gifted to Tendring District Council and allocated to people on the housing waiting list.

As part of any new development, we discuss the likely impact of the proposals on services with the local authorities and make appropriate financial contributions in the form of a Section 106 Agreement. This development will contribute:

  • Education (£1,450,000)
  • Health £389.67 per dwelling (£94,000)
  • Residential travel pack (£4,800)
  • Bus vouchers (£44,750)
  • Public open space, if council wish to not maintain (£95,000)

Further S106 obligations include:

  • 18 gifted affordable housing units
  • A public parking area for 30 vehicles on Halstead Road
  • Land allocated for community hub including either a care home or healthcare facility

Following the submission of the reserved matters planning application(s), Tendring District Council will undertake a period of statutory consultation on the proposals. At this stage, you will have the opportunity to submit your comments on the application to the council before a decision is made.

The anticipated timescales, which are subject to planning approval by Tendring District Council are presently;

  • Q1 2018

    Start on site

  • Q2 2018

    Sales launch

  • Q3 2018

    Show home opening

  • Q4 2018

    First completions

  • Q4 2024

    End on site