Epping Forest district residents can take part in a formal consultation on the Strategic Masterplan Framework document for North Weald Bassett.

A consultation was undertaken in June by Vistry Group which is developing the masterplan. Now a further consultation has begun and will run until January 16.

The masterplan includes:

  • A minimum of 1,050 new energy efficient homes, including social rented and shared ownership, for local people
  • Community facilities and land for healthcare facilities
  • Improved access to St Andrew’s Primary School and commitment for either a new primary school or the expansion of St Andrew’s
  • New and improved children’s play spaces
  • Better sports facilities
  • Public open space for recreation and biodiversity
  • Additional planting throughout the masterplan area, including a new community orchard
  • New retail units
  • A new roundabout on the A414 providing direct access to the masterplan area

Informal in-person drop-ins are planned at St Andrew’s School on:

  • December 9 from 10am to 2pm
  • December 12 from 4pm to 7pm

Comments can be made online at https://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/strategic-masterplanning/north-weald-bassett-strategic-masterplan/

EFDC deputy leader and place portfolio holder Cllr Nigel Bedford said: “The vision for the strategic masterplan is to deliver a landscape-led plan, which respects the discrete character of the village and utilises existing landscape features.

“The final strategic masterplan for North Weald Bassett will establish a framework and principles for future growth in the village, helping to determine future planning applications.

“I would encourage residents to read the masterplan and have their say.”

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