25 June 2018
Telereal Trillium has been granted planning permission to develop land at Chase Farm, Arlesey for up to 950 private and affordable homes.
is the first to be progressed through the Central Bedfordshire Promoter Framework. The framework was established to accelerate the supply of new housing in the area using surplus council land.
In addition to 950 much needed new homes, the development of the 168 acre greenfield site will also deliver a number of important community benefits for new and existing local residents. These include a new two-form entry junior school, a care home, a GP surgery and dental clinic, new sports facilities, and employment opportunities focussed around a new local retail centre. The development will create substantial areas of accessible open space and will provide a new connection to Etonbury Wood, as well as the nearby academy school via a new bridge over the A507.
A new link road, connecting Arlesey High Street in the west to the A507 in the east, will provide access to the development and help reduce congestion in other parts of the town. Arlesey, which is located four miles north of Hitchin, is connected to London via a direct rail service that takes just 38 minutes to reach King’s Cross station.
Graham Edwards, Executive Chairman at Telereal Trillium, said: “This is a major step forward towards creating a sustainable community for Arlesey, providing new homes alongside educational and medical facilities, as well as employment opportunities. With a mix of available housing tenures and types, this scheme will provide access to high quality homes for younger generations, families and older people to suit different stages in life and household incomes.”
Councillor Eugene Ghent, Executive Member for Assets and Housing Delivery at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “Central Bedfordshire is a prime location, and has always been an appealing place to live and work. We are planning for growth due to the continuing pressures to find homes for families who already live here, and who want to remain here. Our residents and their children need places to live and work. Our strategy is for that housing growth to be delivered in the right place, and with the necessary supporting roads and infrastructure. The Central Bedfordshire Promoter Framework is one way that we as a council can ensure that we are able to control and oversee that type of sustainable growth.”