With a history spanning back to well before Roman times, Great Chesterford is medium-sized village on the north Essex border on the southern edge of the Cambridge pharma-triangle.
2015 new Local Plan Context
After their draft Local Plan was rejected, Uttlesford District Council started a new Local Plan process in 2015. The start of the process included a ‘call for sites’. This asked all landowners and developers to come forward with land that they’d like to develop within the Local Plan period. In effect this means between now and 2033. There are a surplus of potential development sites across the district, so the council will consult and consider which ones it wishes to include as part of its Local Plan.
Development Sites Being Considered
Below are the possible new (2015) Local Plan sites in the village. In additional the Gnome Campus announced its intention to build 1,500 new homes on land to the north-west of the village (in the areas marked 45 and 46 on the map).
- Download maps, details and housing numbers for each site (source UDC, 2015)
- Download UDC’s assessment of the suitability of each site (SLLA, 22 Feb 2016)