Planning Application: Saffron Walden (167), Ridgeons, Ashdon Rd (UTT/13/2423/OP)


Outline planning to convert 1/2 of current employment land to 167 homes; redevelop remaining employment land for commercial use including industrial/business, restaurant, hotel and retail store.

This application was approved on 30th April 2014.

Site Plan/Map:

Outline Planning Masterplan (click for details)

Building Phases from Screening Application


  • Location: Ridgeons, Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2NQ
  • Developer/Agent: Ridgeon Property / Januarys Consultant Surveyors
  • Number new houses in current application: 167 houses
  • Size: 13 hectares
  • UDC Local Plan site reference: SAF13
  • UDC maximum site yield: 352 houses

Sustainability Impact:

  • Estimated new residential cars: 268 + commercial traffic for business park, retail, hotel
  • Estimated Primary school places required: 55
  • Estimated Secondary school places required: 37
  • Estimated 6th Form school places required: 8
  • Estimated Section-106 provision for education: £1,370,000
  • Estimated minimum developer contribution to sports/open-space: £770,000
  • Estimated value of other ECC Section-106 obligations (non-Highway): £340,000


Other Information:


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