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05 SEPTEMBER 2017
Grosvenor has been appointed as the development partner for North Uttlesford Garden Community, a proposed new neighbourhood in Great Chesterford, on the north eastern edge of Essex, with potential for up to 5,000 new homes, alongside carefully planned new infrastructure and amenities
Grosvenor has been appointed by local landowners as development partner for the Garden Community following the District Council’s inclusion of the site in its draft Local Plan earlier this summer. Grosvenor will now work closely with the District Council, Great Chesterford Parish Council, local stakeholders and the community to develop initial ideas and what it calls ‘first principles for success’ – helping to faciliate the delivery of a thriving new sustainable community.
Grosvenor is backed by a 300 year history and track record of creating and managing some of London and the UK's most successful places.
In Oxford, Grosvenor has a joint venture with the local authority to deliver 900 new homes with infrastructure and amenities in the new neighbourhood of Barton Park, where 40 per cent of homes will be social rented. In Cambridge, as master developer, Grosvenor has helped deliver a neighbourhood development of 1,200 new homes with a new primary school and village centre, which borders a country park.
Alex Robinson, Director at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Grosvenor has been selected to work with the council and landowners on this opportunity to deliver a new neighbourhood with vital new homes and infrastructure.
“The country’s housing shortage is threatening our ability to provide homes for the next generation. We must respond not just with more housing units, but great places that are home to people of mixed incomes, backgrounds and life stages. Closer, creative collaboration is required and I look forward to working with the Parish Council, the District Council and the local community to develop these proposals.”
Bidwells is providing Planning and Building Consultancy services on the project.
Barton Park in Oxford has set a new benchmark for outstanding housing design delivered at scale
Trumpington Meadows in Cambridge is an exemplar for what can be achieved when the natural environment is put at the heart of plans for new communities