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Stevenage Borough Council has approved plans to hand over 243 homes as the first phase of a joint venture between Belway North London and Miller Homes.
In September 2022, a rough planning permit was granted by the local authority for up to 800 homes off North Road, as well as local centers, elementary schools, country parks and public open spaces.
Detailed plans by the developer to build 243 homes in Phase 1 were approved by the city council’s planning committee on Thursday (9 February). Another application was also approved, detailing the infrastructure for the entire site.
Bellway plans to deliver 105 of these homes, 75 of which are 2, 3 and 4 bedroom private sale properties and 30 available to locals through low cost rent or shared ownership. It’s affordable housing.
A reservation application for an additional 115 homes and a 93-acre country park within Phase 1 will be considered by the council at a later date.
The new home occupies a lot near the Luke’s Nest House, where novelist E.M. Forster lived as a child, and was the inspiration for his 1910 novel Howards End. The Rectory Lane Conservation Area and properties here, including /Rooks Nest, have been carefully designed to be sensitive to their historic surroundings, with areas of complementary features throughout the development.
Ali Maruf, Managing Director of Bellway North London, said:
“We have been working closely with local authorities to bring much-needed new housing to Stevenage to meet the specific needs of the area. is scheduled to start.
“We recognize the historical and literary significance of this area and are focused on creating new areas that resonate with the unique features of the protected area and surrounding landscape that have inspired EM Forster’s work. I’m guessing.”
Belway North London has completed its land purchase with a partner developer east of North Road in November 2022. The Belway portion of the site was acquired in partnership with Belway Strategic Land.
Bellway Strategic Land is part of Bellway. The company’s strategic land team consists of planning and development professionals who work with landowners, professional planners and local governments to identify long-term opportunities for development.
This expertise is available to help landowners and development partners ensure the provision of planning permits and maximize the value of their land.
Ali continues: We work closely with local housing associations to ensure that developments also benefit locals and provide opportunities for key workers and low-income earners to secure affordable housing, while helping families and friends Allows you to stay close to
“New homes within the reserve will include traditional features such as hipped roofs, tile hangings, brick arches, chimneys, and gable-fronted porch canopies. , set to involve restoring hay meadows to approximate field patterns, as shown on historical maps and described in the text of EM Forster.
“Due to the scale of the development, we plan to work on the site for up to five years and will play an active role within the local community as this new area takes shape. and bring investment, employment and improvements to local facilities, benefiting both existing and new town residents.”