Land north of Newmarket Road
Royston

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Overview

At Linden Homes, we are committed to consulting local communities in those areas in which we seek to develop.

We have now submitted a Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development of the 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;
  • vehicular access to the site from a new roundabout to be constructed on the A505;
  • parking for 203 cars, exceeding parking standards;
  • emergency access, bus link and footpath connection to Garden Walk, but no general vehicular access;
  • community open space; and
  • a comprehensive Section 106 package towards local infrastructure and services.

Of the 83 homes, 28 (34%) are proposed to be classified as affordable housing, which would 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. Using the reference number you can now view and comment on the application through North Hertfordshire District Council’s planning portal by clicking here.

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 Researched Matters planning application.

The consultation was held:

On: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Between: 3.00pm and 7.30pm

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

Should you have any questions or require further information, please 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

Following the exhibition, Linden Homes will review the feedback received prior to submitting a Reserved Matters planning application. There will be a further opportunity to provide comments to the Council during the statutory consultation period that will be held following the formal submission of the planning application.

The next steps are:

Summer 2017:

  • Review all comments received
  • Finalise planning application

Summer / autumn 2017:

  • Submission of a Reserved Matters planning application

Autumn 2017:

  • Ongoing local engagement
  • Statutory consultation period

Winter 2017 / 2018:

  • Likely determination of the planning application

At Linden Homes, we are committed to consulting local communities in those areas in which we seek to develop.

We have now submitted a Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development of the 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;
  • vehicular access to the site from a new roundabout to be constructed on the A505;
  • parking for 203 cars, exceeding parking standards;
  • emergency access, bus link and footpath connection to Garden Walk, but no general vehicular access;
  • community open space; and
  • a comprehensive Section 106 package towards local infrastructure and services.

Of the 83 homes, 28 (34%) are proposed to be classified as affordable housing, which would 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. Using the reference number you can now view and comment on the application through North Hertfordshire District Council’s planning portal by clicking here.

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 Researched Matters planning application.

The consultation was held:

On: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Between: 3.00pm and 7.30pm

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

Should you have any questions or require further information, please 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)

Following the exhibition, Linden Homes will review the feedback received prior to submitting a Reserved Matters planning application. There will be a further opportunity to provide comments to the Council during the statutory consultation period that will be held following the formal submission of the planning application.

The next steps are:

Summer 2017:

  • Review all comments received
  • Finalise planning application

Summer / autumn 2017:

  • Submission of a Reserved Matters planning application

Autumn 2017:

  • Ongoing local engagement
  • Statutory consultation period

Winter 2017 / 2018:

  • Likely determination of the planning application