Solihull-headquartered Hayfield has entered the Cambridgeshire new homes market, by securing a 4.4acre development site in the village of Great Gransden.
The site was purchased from Catesby Estates plc with an ‘outline’ consent in place. Hayfield has worked with Architect and Planning Consultant Woods Hardwick to submit a detailed application to Huntingdonshire District Council for 40 new homes. 16 plots have been designated for affordable housing.
Located off Sand Road, a linear route through the development area will be created, which has inspired its name – Hayfield Avenue.
Hayfield has proposed Arts and Crafts inspired designs for the 40 new homes, taking specific design cues from properties in the village. The detailed planning application also proposes that ‘Play Streets’ are designed within the centre of the scheme, which will see the road surface designated as an area for cars and pedestrians to share.
Mark Gay, Planning Director of Hayfield said: “Our Great Gransden site is a prime residential opportunity in a beautiful sought-after village which has seen very little new development. We have actively targeted Cambridgeshire and are thrilled this will be our first scheme in the county.
“As soon as we acquired the site, we sought to comprehensively understand the key design characteristics and architectural features which make Great Gransden so attractive and appealing. We have now prepared a Detailed Planning Application, which has been submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council. The Arts and Crafts designs we have proposed will complement existing properties in the village and create exceptional new family homes.”
Subject to planning approval, Hayfield intends to commence work on the Hayfield Avenue scheme this winter.