The Englefield Estate has selected family-owned developer Croudace Homes to deliver a new residential development site at Burghfield Common in West Berkshire.

Croudace will deliver a development of up to 100 homes at a site close to Clayhill Road. The scheme will comprise both family houses and flats of which 40 per cent will be affordable.

The development will be in keeping with a design code that accompanied the outline planning consent, granted by West Berkshire Council in 2019. The code sets out the estate’s vision for a community-centred scheme that provides a positive legacy for the future.

Croudace Homes is one of the most successful privately-owned house builders in the UK and will work in partnership with the estate to prepare and submit a further planning application to West Berkshire Council, setting out design proposals for the new development, subject to public consultation.

Mark Bentley, land director (South Thames) for Croudace Homes, said: “We are excited to be working in partnership with the Englefield Estate to deliver a land legacy scheme and the site is an important acquisition providing a tremendous outlet for the business in Berkshire. It’s also so pleasing to be selected for the quality of design of our product.”

Edward Crooks, estates director at the Englefield Estate, said: “The Englefield Estate has been helping to provide homes for local families for generations, and we are playing our part today by working with partners such as Croudace to deliver high-quality, affordable and open market homes.

“We chose to work with Croudace because we know they understand and share our vision for well-designed homes built to the highest standards at an important gateway to Burghfield Common.”

Savills advised the Englefield Estate on the acquisition.

Fiona Sullivan, a surveyor in the firm’s south central development team, said: “Savills has been working with the Englefield Estate for a number of years on schemes such as Burghfield Common.

“We are proud to have been part of the process in selecting Croudace to work with the estate. The selection criteria was particularly tough and Croudace won through as they were the strongest party in terms of fulfilling the estate objectives and upholding the legacy that we wish to see delivered in Burghfield Common.”

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