Morse Webb Architects achieved a unanimous outline planning approval at Broxbourne Borough Council Planning Committee – for 81 new homes in London’s Greenbelt. Working on behalf of Landchain Ltd the site of the former Tina Nursery and Gap Valley Nurseries in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire are one of a number of former glass house sites in this area that were originally developed during the 1940s to cultivate food production to feed wartime Londoners. The masterplan was developed in close consultation with the Local Planning Authority and their vision to see an organically evolved village layout to compliment the greenbelt location.
The scheme contains 40% affordable homes, a children’s play area, new landscaping and green infrastructure, as well as important links to existing pedestrian routes and desire lines through the site. The Planning Committee’s Resolution to Grant Consent will need to be confirmed by the Secretary of State’s office, along with other recent consents in the Goffs Oak area – which have also seen former large horticultural sites released for much needed new housing.