The masterplan includes a comprehensive landscape strategy that connects the two local parks to the east and west with new pedestrian routes. This is achieved with tree planting and improved and widened pavements, together with attractive front gardens. These routes connect through a new landscaped hub at the centre of the neighbourhood with an open green space and formal play. The new pedestrian and vehicle connections help to promote the landscape enhancements which include tree and shrub planting, improved paving, robust furniture and natural play facilities to encourage residents to pause, socialise and play.

Planning History

Outline planning permission was originally granted in 2008 for up to 1400 dwellings with up to 750 new dwellings together with a new local centre with retail, community, education and health uses and associated roads, car parking and landscaping. Subsequent reserved matters applications for Phase 1 have delivered 407 new units to date.
The new approval gives detailed permission for 347 homes and outline permission for a further 240 homes and will result in the completion of the regeneration of the estate and will see 994 new homes delivered when it is completed.

Project Team

Architect: bptw partnership
Developer: Swan Housing Association
Planning Authority: Basildon

Development Data

Site size (ha):22.43
Estimated date of completion:17/05/2017
Schedule of accommodation:25 x 1 bed, 107 x 2 bed, 139 x 3 bed, 30 x 4 bed
Tenure mix:: Proposed new build in North and South phase = 85% private dwellings, 15% social rent dwellings. Affordable units delivered in phase 1a-f and West and Central phases will bring total up to 30% affordable dwellings. (298/994)
Size of typical home:93.5
Parking spaces:1012

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