Connections / Creating well-defined streets and spaces
A sense of arrival, varied and carefully scaled streets and a substantial green heart will form the focus of the new masterplan. Each of the new houses has been arranged to form a series of streets and open spaces with a variety of different characters. The new public realm will offer a highly legible layout that is both attractive and easy to navigate. A series of “Linked Greens” connect the significant public amenities adjacent to the site: Northlands Park to the East, the new Community Hub, and the green Fryth to the North.

Planning History

The team consulted regularly with Basildon Borough Council throughout 2015 and 2016 to agree how best to enable the custom-build aspirations for the site while still ensuring a high-quality and coherent new neighbourhood would be delivered. A hybrid application was submitted in May of 2016 with all matters submitted in detail except for appearance. A detailed Design Code was submitted with the application, outlining the design standards that would be applicable to all future reserved matters applications for each individual plot. Resolution to grant planning consent was approved on 5 September 2016. Detailed design of the first homes is currently underway.

Project Team

Architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards
Developer: Swan Housing
Planning Authority: Basildon

Development Data

Site size (ha): 6.89
Estimated date of completion: 15/05/2017
Schedule of accommodation: varies with custom-build (36x 2-bed, 198x 3 or 4-bed, 8x 4 or 5-bed, 9 self-build tba)
Tenure mix: 100% private sale
Size of typical home: 105
Parking spaces: 565

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