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Whittlesey Fields

New Homes in Whittlesey

We have submitted a planning application for a new development of up to 169 new homes on land to the south of Eastrea Road, Whittlesey. 

 

The site, which is situated between the entrance to Gildenburgh Dive Centre and Bellman's Grove, is owned by Taylor Wimpey. 

 

As part of our aim to keep local people updated and allow them the opportunity to provide their own views and feedback, we held a public exhibition in June 2015 at The Manor Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey.Click hereto download the exhibition boards displayed at this event.

 

We gave a further presentation to Whittlesey Town Council at its Planning Committee meeting on Friday 23rd September 2016, providing an update on the scheme prior to the application being submitted in outline. 

 

We submitted the outline planning application to Mid Suffolk District Council on Thursday 13 October. Full details of the application are available to view on Mid Suffolk District Council’s online planning pages (search application reference F/YR16/1017/O ).  

 

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About the Site

Our proposed development layout has been designed to respond to its immediate setting, the existing landscape structure and surrounding infrastructure network. 

The development site covers an approximate area of 5.8 hectares and is situated to the west of the Gildenburgh Dive Centre. To the north is a new development due to deliver 460 new homes, currently being constructed by Larkfleet Homes. Our site will be accessed via a fourth arm off the new roundabout on Eastrea Road. To the south of the site there is an existing nature reserve and the design of our proposals ensures that there is a sufficient buffer between the new homes and this important feature. To the west of the site are existing properties including a number of bungalows. Our scheme has been designed to ensure this boundary has been considered sympathetically.  


Ecology

A Phase 1 habitat and protect species scoping survey was initially undertaken by The Ecology Consultancy which identified a series of Phase 2 surveys to be undertaken including Great Crested Newts, Water Voles, Reptiles and Invertebrates.

The Great Crested Newt surveys involved environmental DNA sampling of the on-site pond and five off-site waterbodies. The testing found no evidence of Great Crested Newts and it was concluded the site is not used as terrestrial or breeding habitat and as such Great Crested Newts are not a constraint to development.

 

The Water Vole survey considered the on-site storage pond and no evidence was found. The pond was considered to be of low suitability for Water Voles.

 

The Reptile surveys involved placing 83 artificial regugia on the site in April 2015, which were inspected on seven occasions in May and June 2015. No evidence of reptiles was found.

 

The Invertebrate Assessment was based on the visual inspection of habitats and three direct sampling sessions and no species of conservation concern were recorded. 

 

 

Transport and access

Vehicular access to/from our proposed development will be via a fourth arm off the new roundabout recently constructed to serve the development to the north of the site. The proposed site access will have a 5.5m carriageway width. This is detailed in the Transport Assessment that supports the application, which has considered the traffic impact of the development at a 2020 assessment year, taking into account other committed developments within the vicinity of the site.

The level of pedestrian and cycle accessibility is considered to be good and will help encourage a proportion of shorter trips to be undertaken by these modes of travel. The report considers that walking and cycling should be the key modes of travel for trips within Whittlesey.

The level of public transport provision in the vicinity of the application site is good, offering regular services to/from Whittlesey town centre and to key destinations such as Peterborough and March. The services provide a genuine alternative to the private car. In terms of access to bus services, the site is considered to be in a sustainable location. Given the proximity of Whittlesey Train Station to the site, it is considered that rail could be an attractive alternative to the private car for medium and long distance trips.


Offers

Armed forces discount

Looking for an armed forces discount? At this development, members of the armed forces could get a discount of up to £500 for every £25,000 spent on a new home. If you think you could be eligible, why not find out more about our armed forces discount today?

Care Worker Discount Offer

As a thank you for the heroic efforts shown by the NHS, and the key work they and other care and care support workers have been doing, we’re offering you a special discount to the value of 5% of the purchase price of a new Taylor Wimpey home. And, to help you make your new home just the way you want it, we’ll also include fitted carpets for your home’s living areas and fitted vinyl flooring for all kitchens, bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites.

Who qualifies for our Care Worker Discount Offer?

The Taylor Wimpey Care Worker Discount Offer is available to all current NHS staff, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff; emergency services employees including those working in 999 call centres for ambulance, police and the fire service; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; teachers working in nursery, primary and secondary education and childcare workers; and armed forces personnel.

Find out more here.

Easymover

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Easymover is available here, which means you could provisionally reserve a new Taylor Wimpey home at this development - even if you haven't sold your existing property.

And that's not all. With easymover, we'll make your house move as stress free as possible. We'll liaise with your estate agent on your behalf, we'll pay their fees and we'll manage the whole house selling process - making your life so much easier! Take a look at our easymover page for more information.

Terms and conditions apply to the Easymover scheme.

Part Exchange

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Given the current social distancing restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we may be unable to progress Part Exchange at this time. Please speak to your Sales Executive for further information.

Why not consider Part Exchanging your existing property for a brand new Taylor Wimpey home? With our Part Exchange scheme, you could move into a new Taylor Wimpey home without the hassle of selling your old one.

When you buy a new home using our Part Exchange scheme, we’ll offer to buy your existing property from you, at a price we agree with you based on two independent valuations.* You'll avoid all the stress of putting your house on the market, managing and paying for estate agents, and worrying about house buying chains! Interested? Find out more about Part Exchange.

Terms and conditions apply to the Part Exchange scheme.

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This development is managed by the East Midlands Taylor Wimpey regional office