Information about the proposed development
The Council is planning to build over 300 new council homes over the next seven years as part of its Housing Delivery Plan. The first 61 of these homes will be built as part of a proposal to redevelop empty and derelict homes, council owned garages and some older homes currently occupied at Brookfield Close, Hutton.
The benefits that the proposed re-development will bring are:
- 61 new 1,2,3 and 4 bed homes
- 43 much needed affordable homes for local people – helping to reduce the number of families on the housing waiting list and in temporary accommodation
- 3 of the affordable homes will be built to wheelchair user homes standards
- 12 of the proposed 1-bedroom flats will be targeted at existing older residents on the site
- Net zero carbon ‘in-use’ homes
- New play area with outdoor gym and rest area
- Enhancement of the area and public realm
- Improved access connecting Hanging Hill Lane with Rosen Crescent and Willowbrook Primary school
- Electrical charging points for cars
- Promotes pedestrian movement over that of cars by introducing a home zone into the heart of the scheme to slow the speed of movement and provide a safer route to and from Willowbrook Primary School.
- Layout optimised to maximise passive solar gain in winter and minimise overheating in the summer
- All homes will have access to private external spaces – either rear gardens, communal gardens or balconies
- Approx. 80 formal parking spaces, which provides a gain of 24 against the existing 56 spaces
- Private, covered & secured cycle storage for all residents
- Efficient use of a brownfield site relieving pressure on the Green Belt
- Communal gardens likely to include allotments
- Retention and renovation of Courage Court
Details of the proposal are provided below and further information, including illustrations of the proposal can be found on the dedicated website brookfieldclosehutton.co.uk.
Our planning application for the redevelopment of Brookfield Close and Courage Court was approved by the Planning Committee on Tuesday, 29 June.
If you would like to listen to the meeting, please use the link below which will take you directly to the agenda page and you will see the live broadcast button:
Read the report which accompanies the application: Brookfield Close planning application report pdf
The team working on the project will continue to work closely with the residents affected by the project. These pages will be updated as the project reaches the relevant milestones.
If you have any questions or would like more information or help, please get in touch.
Lauren Kealey, who has been the main point of contact throughout the project so far, is now on maternity leave. We would therefore like to share the details of who will be on hand to answer any questions relating to the project.
Kate Greatrix from Barton Willmore will be stepping into Lauren’s shoes. Kate has been involved in the project since the beginning of the consultation and therefore has excellent knowledge of the plans.
Kate will be the main point of contact and will continue to liaise with residents and keep you updated as the project progresses. Should you have any concerns or queries as we move through the next stages, please do not hesitate to contact Kate on the details below:
Kate Greatrix, Barton Willmore
Telephone: 0207 446 6837
Mobile: 07766 086 738