Land north of Newmarket Road
Royston

Overview

In May 2018 Linden Homes received planning permission for its Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston, which received Outline planning permission in December 2016.In May 2018 Linden Homes received planning permission for its Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston, which received Outline planning permission in December 2016.

The Outline planning permission grants consent for up to 330 new homes. The Reserved Matters application for the first phase of the development is for an attractive mix of 83 new homes. Of the 83 homes, 28 (34%) will be classified as affordable housing, which will be made up of a mix of shared ownership and social rented properties. This is higher than the Council’s affordable homes target. Linden Homes is proposing an attractive mix of:

18 x 1 bed homes

6 x 2 bed homes

23 x 3 bed homes

23 x 4 bed homes

13 x 5 bed homes

The application reference is 17/02627/1. You can view and comment on the application through North Hertfordshire District Council’s planning portal by clicking here.The application reference is 17/02627/1. 

Linden Homes has also submitted a Reserved Matters application of the second phase of development. The application reference is 18/00359/RM. The Reserved Matters application for the second phase of the development is for: An attractive mix of 108 new homes, comprising:

8 x 1 bed homes

12 x 2 bed homes

44 x 3 bed homes

32 x 4 bed homes

12 x 5 bed homes

Of the 108 homes, 30 (28%) are proposed to be classified as affordable housing, which would be made up of a mix of Shared Ownership and Affordable Rented homes.

As part of our pre-application engagement with the local community, Linden Homes arranged a public exhibition at which the proposals were available to view, prior to the submission of a Reserved Matters planning application.As part of our pre-application engagement with the local community, Linden Homes arranged a public exhibition at which the proposals were available to view, prior to the submission of a Reserved Matters planning application. 

The consultation was held on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

If you were unable to attend the exhibition, you are able to view the exhibition boards here.

Should you have any questions contact a member of the project team using the details below:

Email address: feedback@consultation-online.co.uk

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: SG8 7HA

Location

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History

The site received Outline planning permission in December 2016 for 330 homes, establishing the principle of residential development on the site. The site is also acknowledged as a proposed development area in the Council's recently published Preferred Options Local Plan.

The Outline planning permission was for “residential development and community open space with new access onto the A505”, with all other matters of landscaping, layout, scale and appearance reserved for a future Reserved Matters planning application.

 

Benefits

The development of Linden Homes’ scheme would deliver a number of important benefits to the local community, North Hertfordshire District Council and Hertfordshire County Council including:

  • Education, healthcare, childcare, greenspace, highways and public transport contributions.
  • On site Community Open Space and Open Space to include a Local Equipped Area for Play.
  • Footway / cycle link along Newmarket Road to the Newmarket Road Recreation Ground.
  • Significant investment into the local economy through the development of the site.
  • The provision of much needed affordable housing for people on the Council's housing waiting list.
  • New Homes Bonus payments to North Herts District Council. The money is provided un-ringfenced.
  • The creation of a number of new jobs during the construction period. A development of 330 homes would require a workforce of 495 people.*
  • Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry.
  • Highly energy efficient homes using the fabric first approach, helping to reduce the cost of utility bills.

* Professor Michael Ball, Reading University, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output (2005)

Next Steps

In May 2018 Linden Homes received planning permission for its Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston, which received Outline planning permission in December 2016.

Linden Homes has also submitted a Reserved Matters application of the second phase of development. The application reference is 18/00359/RM.

The next steps are:

Summer 2018:

  • Likely determination of the planning application for the second phase of development.


Autumn 2018

  • Likely submission of a Reserved Matters application for the third phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston.

In May 2018 Linden Homes received planning permission for its Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston, which received Outline planning permission in December 2016.In May 2018 Linden Homes received planning permission for its Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston, which received Outline planning permission in December 2016.

The Outline planning permission grants consent for up to 330 new homes. The Reserved Matters application for the first phase of the development is for an attractive mix of 83 new homes. Of the 83 homes, 28 (34%) will be classified as affordable housing, which will be made up of a mix of shared ownership and social rented properties. This is higher than the Council’s affordable homes target. Linden Homes is proposing an attractive mix of:

18 x 1 bed homes

6 x 2 bed homes

23 x 3 bed homes

23 x 4 bed homes

13 x 5 bed homes

The application reference is 17/02627/1. You can view and comment on the application through North Hertfordshire District Council’s planning portal by clicking here.The application reference is 17/02627/1. 

Linden Homes has also submitted a Reserved Matters application of the second phase of development. The application reference is 18/00359/RM. The Reserved Matters application for the second phase of the development is for: An attractive mix of 108 new homes, comprising:

8 x 1 bed homes

12 x 2 bed homes

44 x 3 bed homes

32 x 4 bed homes

12 x 5 bed homes

Of the 108 homes, 30 (28%) are proposed to be classified as affordable housing, which would be made up of a mix of Shared Ownership and Affordable Rented homes.

As part of our pre-application engagement with the local community, Linden Homes arranged a public exhibition at which the proposals were available to view, prior to the submission of a Reserved Matters planning application.As part of our pre-application engagement with the local community, Linden Homes arranged a public exhibition at which the proposals were available to view, prior to the submission of a Reserved Matters planning application. 

The consultation was held on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

If you were unable to attend the exhibition, you are able to view the exhibition boards here.

Should you have any questions contact a member of the project team using the details below:

Email address: feedback@consultation-online.co.uk

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: SG8 7HA

Go to Google Maps

The site received Outline planning permission in December 2016 for 330 homes, establishing the principle of residential development on the site. The site is also acknowledged as a proposed development area in the Council's recently published Preferred Options Local Plan.

The Outline planning permission was for “residential development and community open space with new access onto the A505”, with all other matters of landscaping, layout, scale and appearance reserved for a future Reserved Matters planning application.

 

The development of Linden Homes’ scheme would deliver a number of important benefits to the local community, North Hertfordshire District Council and Hertfordshire County Council including:

  • Education, healthcare, childcare, greenspace, highways and public transport contributions.
  • On site Community Open Space and Open Space to include a Local Equipped Area for Play.
  • Footway / cycle link along Newmarket Road to the Newmarket Road Recreation Ground.
  • Significant investment into the local economy through the development of the site.
  • The provision of much needed affordable housing for people on the Council's housing waiting list.
  • New Homes Bonus payments to North Herts District Council. The money is provided un-ringfenced.
  • The creation of a number of new jobs during the construction period. A development of 330 homes would require a workforce of 495 people.*
  • Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry.
  • Highly energy efficient homes using the fabric first approach, helping to reduce the cost of utility bills.

* Professor Michael Ball, Reading University, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output (2005)

In May 2018 Linden Homes received planning permission for its Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston, which received Outline planning permission in December 2016.

Linden Homes has also submitted a Reserved Matters application of the second phase of development. The application reference is 18/00359/RM.

The next steps are:

Summer 2018:

  • Likely determination of the planning application for the second phase of development.


Autumn 2018

  • Likely submission of a Reserved Matters application for the third phase of development for land north of Newmarket Road, Royston.