Plans for up to 1,020 new homes with a neighbourhood centre, care home, and primary school in Essex have secured a resolution to grant planning permission.

Countryside, working with UK Property Forums’ partner DevComms submitted its plans for the development of the land north of South Woodham Ferrers, to Chelmsford City Council in October 2021.

The plans for Oakland Meadows are set to bring up to 1,020 new homes, a neighbourhood centre, an 88-bed care home, a primary school, extensive open space and other associated infrastructure, including transport network improvements in the area.

The homes are set to be ‘no-gas homes’, with the development also integrating a sustainable drainage system (SuDS). There will also be a minimum of a 10 per cent biodiversity net gain on the site, with each home also having access to an electric vehicle (EV) charging point, with other points integrated throughout the scheme.

There will be a 35 per cent affordable housing allocation on site in accordance with the Local Plan’s requirements; 22 per cent of which will be affordable rent, nine per cent allocated as first homes and the remaining four per cent for shared ownership. Five per cent of the affordable homes will also be accessible.

Full details of the scheme can be found here.

It is hoped that construction could start in late 2024.

Image source: DevComms

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