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Our project has reached another key milestone with the purchase of a further area of land on the site of the proposed Garden Village.

The transfer of the 67 acres of land is a vital part of our long-term strategy to provide a new community with local character, strong services and integrated and accessible transport and green spaces. 

Buying the land provides the means to secure the delivery of much-needed affordable housing and associated infrastructure, including in adjoining communities. 

The land is of strategic importance to the Council, securing its interests and its investments for the long term alongside achieving a financial advantageous position on the cost of delivery of essential infrastructure.

A hybrid planning application, which includes outline planning permission for the Garden Village and full planning permission for the Northern Access Road, was submitted to Council planners in November 2020.

Work is currently taking place to respond to queries and comments from the initial consultation. This is expected to be completed by September, with the planning application then being considered by the Strategic Planning Committee in late autumn.