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development proposal by Hill

Following pre-application discussions with Uttlesford District Council, Hill have developed initial proposals for the development of the land adjacent to London Road, Great Chesterford. 

The site is located in a sustainable location on the edge of the village and within close proximity to the railway station.  It is bounded by the B1383 (London Road) which runs along the south-western boundary, Granta Close to the north-west, and fields and River Cam to the north and north-east. 

The application would be submitted in outline and would seek consent for approximately 130 homes – of which 40% would be affordable housing – comprising a mix of dwelling types and sizes to meet a variety of needs.

The site extends to some 7ha, but it is not proposed that all of this would be developed.  The masterplan proposal is predicated on a careful assessment of the site and its surroundings.  The proposals have considered issues such as the views into and out of the site and the potential to impact on the landscape.  Development is not proposed in any visually sensitive locations and a landscape buffer would maintain a separation between Little Chesterford and Great Chesterford to prevent the coalescence of the two villages. 

The site is located outside the settlement boundary but is not constrained by any other specific designations that would prejudice its development potential, with the exception of a small area of flood plain in the north-eastern corner of the site, which has been factored into the design.

The District Council cannot currently demonstrate a deliverable 5-year housing land supply and in this context it is important that appropriate sites are considered to accommodate much needed housing.

We believe that the proposed site offers a sustainable location, free of significant constraints, which could be brought forward in a sensitive and thoughtful manner to provide additional homes, together with ecologically enhanced open spaces and the potential for pedestrian linkages from London Road, through the site, to Great Chesterford village. 

We believe that community involvement is key to ensuring new places enhance where new and existing people live. This website has been created to introduce the project proposals to the local community to seek ideas and feedback.  We hope that these pages will be informative and provide a way for you to voice your opinions and help shape the proposals


Hill is seeking your feedback on the proposal. At any time, you can let us know what you think by, post or email using the contact details provided.

The Courtyard
Abbey Barns
CB10 1SX


0800 032 6760

You can also share your thoughts on the proposals using our online feedback form.