Next stage of Newhall Housing Scheme Gets Planning

28th March 2014

Designed by Sheppard Robson, the next stage of the exemplar housing development Newhall has received planning permission from Harlow Council.

The progression of the second phase of the project will create 239 dwellings, forming part of the award winning new community positioned to the east of central Harlow in Essex. Designed for client Bellway Homes Ltd. in conjunction with landowners Newhall Projects Ltd., the brief called for a design that moved away from generic volume housing, creating a project that used high-quality architecture to build a new neighbourhood in this rural location. In order to deliver a varied architectural language, Sheppard Robson’s scheme creates 11 different housing types, using a controlled palette of materials – characterised by a range of different style bricks, slates and timbers - that are based on a study of the colours and character of the local area. The aim is to create a sense of cohesion between the architectural styles whilst varying the materials, style and sizes of houses. This caters for a wide demographic, helping build an inclusive community and will form an interesting streetscape.