This next phase of development includes the submission of two planning applications. 

The two planning applications have been revised and further details can be found at:

Application 1: Residential Phase including Link Road

  • Preparation of the site to remove existing buildings, creation of site levels and sustainable drainage ponds;
  • The location of 1560 new homes, including detailed permission for the first 216 new homes;
  • A new link road (to join the two approved roundabouts) and works to Hermit Lane;
  • Open green space and wildlife corridors; and
  • Location of a primary school and small shops and community facilities.
Full details of the link road and the first 216 new homes will be provided within the application package. A layout plan and images of the proposed new homes can be viewed on the Phase 1 Residential Development page of this website.
Full details of how the remaining 1331 new homes, including a primary school for up 420 children and small shops and community facilities will look, will be approved at a later stage through application(s) called “reserved matters”.

Application 2: Employment Phase 

  • Preparation of the site to remove existing buildings, creation of site levels and sustainable drainage ponds;
  • 43 hectares of employment land; and
  • Open green space and wildlife corridors.

The employment land will deliver over 1.2milion sqft of employment floorspace for manufacturing, distribution and ancillary offices with car parking.
Full details of how the employment land will look and what will be included, will be approved at a later stage through application(s) called “reserved matters”.

The original planning application details are below, but this has since been amended and can be found on the ‘Illustrative Masterplan’ page of this website.

The Land Use Plan shows the: 

  • Location for residential development with local areas of public open space in the northern and central areas connecting with existing residential areas will also be provided;
  • Employment development is located to the south of the site where it is best placed to access the M1 motorway and can buffer the new homes from any impact of the motorway. Areas of landscaping will be provided to soften the development;
  • Primary school for up to 420 children and community facilities are proposed within the residential area to create a community hub for the site and connecting into existing neighbouring areas;
  • Proposed link road within the site which will connect the two approved roundabouts. The link road will be designed with safe pedestrian crossing points. The link road will also improve traffic congestion on existing road networks within the area by re-directing traffic through this site;
  • Hermit Lane will be integrated into the development with pedestrian/cycle routes to retain a valuable connection to existing neighbouring areas;
  • Existing network of public rights of way and footpaths will be upgraded and improved to provide safe pedestrian and cycle routes through the scheme and connecting the neighbouring area; and
  • Existing key areas of woodland and watercourses have been identified and will form part of the sustainable open green spaces with safe and easy access across the site. The site will be enhanced to create accessible spaces connecting to nature for health and well-being.
The planning applications will be supported by a number of technical reports including an Environmental Statement, which will identify any impacts of the development during and after the construction stage, as well as the benefits of the development. The applications will then propose suitable mitigation measures to address the identified impacts and ensure the site delivers a sustainable development with significant community benefits. 
The supporting reports will address:
  • How the design of the site has been developed;
  • Feedback from the Public Consultation and how this has been considered within the proposals;
  • Transport and Access for the site;
  • Drainage and Flood Risk;
  • Ground Conditions, including the site preparation works;
  • Ecology and wildlife appraisals;
  • Trees and Landscaping;
  • Noise Assessments;
  • Air Quality Assessments;
  • Archaeology;
  • Health and Well-being; and
  • Climate Change Impacts.