Chase at Saffron Walden

Chase New Homes are preparing their planning application for the following:

Hybrid application consisting of full details for development of 30 dwellings utilising existing access, re-provision of swimming pool with new changing rooms, artificial grass pitches, sports pavilion, multi-use games area (MUGA), local equipped area for play (LEAP), local area for play (LAP), associated parking and demolition of gym building.

The remainder is in outline for up to 70 dwellings with associated infrastructure, public open space, forest school and perimeter path.

After collating responses from residents it became clear that there is a preference for a low density development. At only 14 dwellings per hectare the scheme is significantly below the Council’s emerging policies for housing densities, but we believe what we are proposing will ensure a spacious layout with genuine community facilities and an appropriate relationship with surrounding properties.

The proposal is a significant reduction on the numbers shown in our previous layout which came about in response to comments received.

We are proposing high quality, traditional designs that will blend harmoniously into their surroundings and also protect and enhance the setting of the original main school building. We are also maintaining all trees on the boundaries and enhancing with additional planting to ensure that there is natural screening for neighbouring properties.

The design of properties is traditional in nature with a mix of sizes to ensure that we achieve a balanced community. Affordable housing will also form a significant part of the development to allow local people to get on the housing ladder. We look forward to working with the community to deliver new homes in Saffron Walden.

INDICATIVE LAYOUT

Proposed Sports Pavilion and Playing Field

Proposed Apartments

Proposed Houses

Developments by Chase New Homes

Royal Keys, Berkhamsted

New build homes and redevelopment of locally listed building in Green Belt. Berkhamsted Conservation Area subsequently extended to include the development.

Lancaster House, Beech Hill

Palace Wharf, Fulham

Conversion of locally listed building on the Thames riverside. Apartments and new build townhouses.

Danbury Place, Essex

Conversion of Grade II-listed building in Green Belt. Apartments and new build houses.