Property plans take shape for Takeley

FURTHER land at Priors Green in Takeley could be set for development as owners Countryside Properties tries to ramp up its property portfolio.

Homes already built on the huge development, including most recently The Thatchams, have sold out, so the company has lodged an application with Uttlesford District Council in the hope of beginning construction in November.

Houses are expected to then go on sale in Spring 2011.

Subsidiary managing director Chris Crook said: “Following the success of our previous homes at Priors Green, we were keen to have further land to expand our offering at this exceptional location.

“Extremely encouraging comments were made by Uttlesford District Council’s planners when the application was submitted and we are confident that the new development will appeal to a vast range of potential purchasers.”

Councillors within the Uttlesford Development Control Committee will have the final say on the plans. But it is likely that they will at the very least ask for further community facilities to be provided within the project.

If agreed the plans are for a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties built amid “a traditional English village environment which blends seamlessly with the surrounding beautiful countryside that Essex is famed for”.

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At this point Countryside are not revealing how many properties they intend to build but land north of Jacks Lane has already been identified. No date has been set for the decision.

Priors Green is located on the border of Little Canfield and Takeley and the homes have virtually merged the two villages. Talks have already taken place to form one joint parish council to look after everybody’s interests.

Residents have complained about overdevelopment in the past and are likely to be upset at the thought of new homes. However, many have welcomed the new homeowners into the community and have previously told The Broadcast that Takeley is a “better place for it.”

For further information call Countryside Properties on 01277 260 000 or visit the website

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