Background and planning

The Land East of Great Notley allocation is meeting the strategic growth need for the area.

It’s expected to provide up to 2,000 houses, along with employment opportunities, a primary school, community facilities and open spaces.

Bellway Homes, Bloor Homes, Martin Grant Homes and Miller Homes are bringing forward the Great Notley East site for development and make up the Great Notley East Consortium.

The consortium has taken inspiration from the existing development of Great Notley as well as incorporating new approaches to urban design and master planning. It has worked closely with Braintree District Council and Essex County Council officers to deliver the best possible scheme for the local area that is in line with its vision for the site.

The proposals for Great Notley East will deliver the majority of the allocation in the Draft Braintree District Local Plan, with 1,750 new homes of all types and tenures for everyone from first time buyers to families and older people, with up to 30 per cent affordable. It will also provide new community facilities, such as a primary school, sports pitches, community centre, allotments, local shops, restaurants and cafes, parks and play areas, new employment space, along with pedestrian and cycle links to Great Notley, Black Notley, Braintree and Chelmsford.

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Local Plan Map. Click image to enlarge Pinch to zoom

Next steps

The consortium is aiming to submit an outline planning application to Braintree District Council at the end of 2021 / early 2022. The application will be for 1,750 new homes towards the allocation identified in the draft local plan. If the application is successful construction work on site is expected to start in late 2023 / early 2024.

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Draft Masterplan

View our illustrative draft masterplan for the site.

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Our Vision for Great Notley East

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