CALA Homes receives the green light to deliver new homes in Puckeridge
CALA Homes (North Home Counties) is set to bring 93 high quality new homes to the village of Puckeridge, following the approval of Reserved Matters under delegated powers from East Hertfordshire District Council.
11 February 2019
The former undeveloped parcel of agricultural land, known as Café Field on Standon Hill, is allocated for residential development within the emerging Standon Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan and will be transformed into a development of a broad range of properties to meet identified housing needs in the area.
Once complete, the site will boast an attractive mix of one and two bedroom apartments, as well as two to five bedrooms homes, designed to complement existing homes in the surrounding area. In response to findings from consultations with local residents and high levels of engagement with the Parish Council, the plans now include two-bedroom bungalows; provided as a direct request from the Parish Council. 40 per cent of the properties will be provided as much-needed affordable housing for rental and shared equity tenures.
The development will include an attractive ‘village green’ for residents and the public to enjoy, with landscaping to include saplings planted from the nearby Plashes Wood, along with a children’s play area and a wildlife buffer to the Puckeridge Tributary. CALA Homes will also be making contributions via the S106 agreement towards local community services and facilities. Some of those benefiting from these funds will be the Standon and Puckeridge Community Centre, Puckeridge GP Surgery, Ralph Sadleir School and outdoor sports facilities in the area. Contributions will also be made to increase the frequency of bus services on Standon Hill.
Neil Farnsworth, Planning Manager at CALA Homes (North Home Counties) Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to have received planning permission from East Hertfordshire District Council to deliver this brand new development to Puckeridge. We have welcomed input from local residents, the Parish Council and Council Officers and have worked closely with them throughout the formulation of the proposals. Thanks to their involvement and our collective dedication to improving the local area, they have helped us to shape a scheme that greater reflects the needs of the local community and deliver a plan that we are proud to put our name to.
“This new scheme will play an important role in delivering much-needed new homes within the district, particularly for first time buyers and families looking for their forever home. It will also have a positive contribution to the existing locality through significant funding for vital community and services such as healthcare, education and transport. We look forward to beginning work on site in the spring, with a view to delivering the first homes to the by summer 2020.”
For more information on CALA Homes, please visit www.cala.co.uk.