Bellway has revealed plans to deliver some 1,152 new homes across Hertfordshire over the next three years.
A total of 746 new homes are already being developed across the housebuilder’s four developments in the region, with a further 406 planned across four more sites by the end of 2024.
Work to develop 56 homes recently got underway at Westbrook Moorings, in the village of Bourne End, near Berkhamsted, while a site at Cedarbrook Rise, off Burton Lane in Goffs Oak, will be developed into 66 homes pending planning consent. Panning consent is also being sought for 65 apartments at Millworks, on the former West Herts College campus in Kings Langley.
Ali Maruf, Managing Director of Bellway North London, said: “This extensive building programme represents a huge commitment by Bellway to Hertfordshire. We have identified a need for new housing in the county and are in the process of delivering those homes.
“Following the success of the four developments where new homes are already being built, we see a further expansion into Hertfordshire as a key growth area for us as a company. We have another four sites where we aim to create more new communities and extra housing to meet the rising demand in the area.”
In addition, 219 new properties are planned for St James’ Park in Bishop’s Stortford, forming part of a wider 750-home scheme which includes a care home, shops, employment space, a primary school and a new home for The Bishop’s Stortford High School.
Ali Maruf, said: “Over the eight sites we aim to provide more than 1,100 new homes to Hertfordshire by 2024. The developments themselves are both large and small and between them offer a comprehensive mix of housing, including houses and apartments, which will appeal to a wide range of purchasers with varying needs.
“At some developments, we are transforming brownfield land into vibrant new communities, breathing new life into previously neglected and unappealing sites. Many of our developments are conveniently placed near railway stations which provide easy access into central London for commuters.
“We are proud to be a part of Hertfordshire’s growing success story, as more and more people move into the county to settle down and make their homes here.”
Work at Cedarbrook Rise, Millworks and St James’ Park is likely to begin in early 2022 and will be carried out alongside Bellway’s ongoing projects, including a 170-home development at Apsley Quay in Hemel Hempstead, a 143-home development at Waterside at Riverwell in Watford and a 149-home development at Goodsyard in Bishop’s Stortford.