Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP enjoyed a visit to Beaulieu in Chelmsford on Monday 15th February to view the progress of this exciting new district for the City which will include up to 3,600 new homes and extensive new community facilities.
Joined by senior representatives from joint venture partners Countryside and L&Q, the Housing Minister viewed the show homes within the first phases of new homes at Beaulieu Heath and Beaulieu Chase, as well as enjoying a tour of the overall scheme and the extensive range of community facilities that are planned.
Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “We’ve got the country building again with the number of new homes up 25% over the last year, so it’s great to be here today to see some of those new homes on the ground. I’m sure this development will be a great success, delivering a new community that local hard-working families can be proud to call their home.”
Chris Bladon, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Eastern Region comments: “We were delighted to welcome the Housing Minister to Beaulieu, a significant new project for Chelmsford. We have already made extensive progress on our build programme, with the first phase of 49 new homes at Beaulieu Heath nearing completion and our second phase of 184 new homes recently launched at Beaulieu Chase. Construction is also due to start early next month on Beaulieu Square, a new neighbourhood centre that will include a Sainsbury’s Local store, day nursery, restaurant, community centre, health centre and apartments.”
Chief Executive of L&Q, David Montague comments: “It was a great pleasure to welcome the Housing Minister to Beaulieu and show him the progress we are making on this transformative site. The new homes – set in beautiful, individually-designed neighbourhoods – have been developed to meet everyone’s needs, and are supported by a wide range of educational, leisure, transport and employment facilities. Together these will create a major vibrant community which will bring huge benefits the whole surrounding area as well as to the new residents of Beaulieu itself”.
Designed as a vibrant new district for Chelmsford, offering inspirational architecture and landscape, Beaulieu will become a great place for people to live, work and play. Set around the majestic backdrop of New Hall School and its estate parkland, where King Henry VIII once had his Palace, the development has been planned to create a series of distinctly designed neighbourhoods linked by beautiful parklands and open spaces.
All of the new residential areas in Beaulieu will be supported by first class amenities that will allow the neighbourhoods to grow and flourish. Two primary schools and a secondary school are planned, the first of these – a 420-place primary school – was recently given the go ahead. Sports facilities and community, health and retail amenities will also be developed, ensuring the development has an active community life from the outset.
Investment in transport connections will also be key to the success of Beaulieu – the scheme includes a site for a new railway station on the East Anglian main line, as well as a new relief road connecting Beaulieu to the A12.
To register interest in the new homes at Beaulieu, visit www.beaulieu.uk.com.