North Uttlesford           

Garden Village, Essex

North Uttlesford is a proposed Garden Village settlement to the north of Essex on the borders with Cambridgeshire. The strategic master plan is for a mixed-use development including 5,000 new homes. 

Influenced by Garden City Principles the development is intended to be self-sustaining with a mix of uses arranged into a series of village settlements. These settlements are interconnected by public transport, including cycling and walking routes, with a network of open spaces at the heart of the proposals. Development is proposed as an extension to a series of historic farmsteads located on land near to the village of Great Chesterford. A new public park ‘Water Meadows’ will create a large accessible public park between the two settlements. Promoted as a sustainable settlement and as a solution to North Uttlesford’s future housing land supply needs, the development proposals include a secondary school, community uses and an employment zone.


What we did

  • Progression of a master plan vision as part of the Local Plan process.
  • Presentation and promotion of the scheme to Councillors and Local Parishes through the Local Plan process.


  • A decision by Uttlesford District Council regarding Local Plan allocations is due in July 2017.
  • Through our promotional work, alongside Bidwells Planning and Economics teams, the site has successfully progressed to the next stage of the Local Plan process. 










North Uttlesford Illustrative Master Plan


Uttleford Render LR


Master Plan Phasing Plan


Master Plan Resi Densities


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