Outline planning permission for the Hanwood Park development was granted back in April 2010. The permission is for up to 5,500 homes, schools, district and local centres, community buildings, shops and space for new businesses and healthcare.
When outline permission for a new neighbourhood like Hanwood Park is granted, detailed matters are reserved for later consideration and must be agreed before building can start. These ‘reserved matters’ include the access, appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale of each development parcel. A series of ‘reserved matters’ planning applications have been prepared, submitted and agreed and the Hanwood Park development is well underway, with many new homes completed, as well as new roads and Hayfield Cross Church of England Primary School (pictured).
The outline permission allows a fixed period of 10 years for the submission of detailed proposals, which ends this year. Hanwood Park LLP will be submitting a new outline application soon, with some minor amendments. The main purpose of the new application is to secure more time for the submission of future detailed proposals, to continue and complete the originally approved development.