Goffs oak Waltham

81 new dwellings for Goffs Oak

Thrive are delighted to have received planning approval of a reserved matters application for 81 new high-quality residential dwellings for Goffs Oak on behalf of Matthew Homes. The existing site is comprised of several large-scale glasshouses and various buildings in a state of disrepair. It is also fronted by a former nursery at the front of the site. The proposed development will provide an opportunity to create a distinctive and friendly neighbourhood. A scheme that compliments the local vernacular of Broxbourne and moreover, encompasses local village characteristics.

The Site

The site is composed of a mix of housing that includes 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 to 5 bedroom houses. Overall there will be 81 new dwellings for Goffs Oak. 49 privately owned and 21 affordable rent in addition to 11 shared ownership properties. The positioning of the site at Goff’s Oak lends itself to local amenities such as; nearby schools, doctor’s surgeries, playing fields and bars and restaurants. As it sits north of the M25, the site is well connected to Cuffley and Chestnut with a range of bus stops and rail usage from Cuffely station.

The Opportunities

The residential dwellings will above all, supply much needed affordable housing and private homes on brownfield land. There is an opportunity to provide attractive, green open spaces. As well as improving public footpaths on the site boundary line which will enhance access to the neighbouring communities. The development will use sustainable construction to address low carbon living. It will also retain existing vegetarian which as a result, provides a secure neighbourhood set back from the main road. In addition, the scheme incorporates a biodiversity mitigation and enhancement plan with bat boxes integrated throughout the site.

The Design

Thrive’s design approach seeks to create places where people can enjoy living close to nature while being complimentary to the local character. The surrounding properties are an eclectic mix of types and ages ranging from the 1930’s to 1990’s. The site presents an opportunity to create a distinctive neighbourhood using appropriate detailing that compliments the local vernacular and the vision set out in the Broxbourne Local Plan – a framework for the Future Development of the Borough. The Urban Design principles applied ensure the housing is fronted on to the interior roads and footpaths, resulting in a safe and attractive neighbourhood.

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