Permission given for new homes at Northbrooks House site

PLANNING permission has been given for new housing to be built in Northbrooks.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Harlow Council planning committee last week (Wednesday).

Film of the proposal being debated and approved is below.

The application approved the following : “Demolition of Northbrooks House, Community Hall and Garage Block and Construction of 47 New Dwellings including Private and Affordable Homes, Car Parking and Amenity Space”.

Planning permission was given for the redevelopment of the site and the erection of 27 mostly terraced houses and a block of 20 flats.

The flat block would be located within the north-western part of the site and would be four storeys in height, and the houses would be between 2 and 3 storeys. The flat block would include one or two bedroom units and the houses would include three or four bedrooms.

The proposal included 12 affordable dwellings (8 affordable rent and 4 shared ownership flats) located within the apartment block.

Private amenity space is proposed for all the new dwellings through private balconies, terraces or gardens, and communal amenity space is proposed to the rear of the flat block and at the southern edge of the site.

The proposal includes a landscape scheme with new tree planting, including a tree lined avenue in the northern half of the site and the planting of a hedge along the southern boundary.

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