Planning & Design

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Since 2017 Inland Homes has carried out extensive consultation and working closely with the local community and a wide range of stakeholders to develop the plans for Cheshunt Lakeside.

Resolution to grant planning permission for the scheme was announced in June 2019, representing the largest consent ever achieved by Inland Homes. Planning was finalised in August 2019 with the signing of the Section 106 agreement with Broxbourne Council, securing £14m of public investment.

Inland Homes submitted the reserved matters application for the delivery of the first phase, comprising 195 new homes, in autumn 2019. Demolition of the former Tesco Resource Centre, Old Tesco House and New Tesco House began in late October.

The scheme will deliver lasting benefits

1,725 new homes in a range of sizes and tenures, including affordable housing, to suit a mix of residents.

£14m financial contributions to fund new and upgraded community facilities and infrastructure.

19,000sq ft of brand new, flexible commercial space for businesses, including start-ups, helping to boost the local economy by up to £16m a year through inward investment.

Investment in transport links with a new road, bus route and upgrades to Cheshunt railway station, as well as new cycle and pedestrian routes.

Delivery of a new two form entry primary and nursery school.

Generating new jobs – 250 construction jobs and 30 apprentices during the build process, as well as up to 1,150 new jobs on the completed development.

The Development

Cheshunt Lakeside will not only deliver much-needed new homes in Broxbourne, but also a range of new community facilities and public infrastructure.

The masterplan will deliver a total of 1,725 high-quality new homes, designed in a range of sizes, layouts and tenures, including affordable housing, to suit a mix of residents. There will be 19,000 sq. m of brand new, flexible commercial and office space for businesses, including start-ups.

Alongside this, Inland Homes will make more than £14m financial contributions to fund new and upgraded community facilities and infrastructure that will help create a flourishing community. This includes funding for a new nursery and primary school with two-form entry, as well as contributions towards secondary schools.

Inland Homes will also provide investment to improve transport links with a new road, bus route and upgrades to Cheshunt railway station. There will be a focus on creating an attractive and welcoming environment with new landscaped public open spaces, pocket parks and cycle and pedestrian routes connecting with the Lee Valley Regional Park.

The development will help to drive economic growth for the area, generating 250 construction jobs and 30 apprenticeships during the build process, as well as supporting up to 1,150 jobs when the development is complete, helping boost the local economy by up to £16m a year through inward investment.


Download masterplan and additional information here.

Community Consultations

July 2017 Consultation

The first consultation (held in the Laura Trott Centre on 13th and 14th July) was a chance to present the proposals to the public for the first time. 467 people attended over the two days and the development team received over 100 feedback forms. The feedback asked for further information about traffic, parking and other infrastructure such as queries about doctors, schools and the local transport network.

This feedback was taken into account when reviewing the design of the scheme and the updated proposals shown in the October Consultation.

To view the July consultation banners, please click here.

October 2017 Consultation

The second consultation was held on 12-13th October in the Laura Trott Centre and displayed the updated proposals. As per the feedback received, the team provided further information regarding the traffic impact assessments and an updated masterplan for the scheme.

The exhibition had 507 attendees with over 80 attendees leaving feedback. The feedback showed an improved perception of the scheme, with further information requested by attendees regarding the scale of the development, parking and traffic.

The team is committed to continuing dialogue with businesses, stakeholders and residents right up until submission of the outline planning application. If you have any queries, you can send us a message via our contact page.

October 2019
Pre-demolition Public Open Event

An open event for local businesses and residents was held on 16th October 2019 at Inland Homes’ offices on site (Heldrew House) to provide information on the progress of the plans and update the local community about the demolition phase which was due to start on site by the end of October.

Over 200 people attended the exhibition, which was hosted by the project team and representatives from Lowery Demolition, and over 100 people signed up to receive updates about the project.

FAQs – Design & Planning

How many homes will be built in total?

Broxbourne Council has granted outline planning consent for 1,725 homes across the whole development site. Inland Homes will submit a detailed planning application for each phase of work as the project progresses. This is a called a reserved matters application and details the building height, the number of apartments and the living options (whether one, two, or three-bedroom) proposed for each stage.

Does Inland Homes own all the site?

Inland Homes owns 1,253 of the 1,725 plots that have planning consent. It does not own any of the land highlighted for development as part of the final phase of work (Phase 4).

What will happen to existing businesses within the development area?

The new development will have 19,000sqm of retail space available and we are liaising directly with businesses in the land we own to discuss the options available.

Will every home have an allocated parking space?

Planning consent specified that every home will have one allocated parking space. Parking will be provided both at ground level and underground. However, we anticipate that many buyers will be attracted to the proximity to Cheshunt railway station and will not be reliant on cars.

Will there be cycle routes in the development?

Yes. The development will include cycle routes, pedestrian routes, green open spaces and planned play areas.

Will there be a new road built around the development?

Inland Homes will build a bus route as part of Phase 1 works that will connect the railway station with Delamare Road. We are also giving Broxbourne Council £14m to upgrade infrastructure in the area, including roads. The Council will decide which projects benefit from this contribution.

What community facilities will there be?

A nursery and two form entry primary school will be built in Phase 1A. There will also be 19,000m2 of commercial space in the development. We are also giving Broxbourne Council £14m to upgrade infrastructure and community facilities in the area and this could include health care facilities. The Council will decide where this contribution is invested.

How many houses/apartments will there be and how many bedrooms will each home have?

All the homes in the development will be apartment accommodation, with one, two and three-bedroom accommodation options available.

How much affordable housing will be in the development?

Ten per cent of the development will be affordable housing.

How many storeys high will the development be?

The detailed planning application is still in development but the tallest building in the emerging design is seven storeys high.

Contact us

If you have any queries or wish to request further information, you can get in contact with us about the scheme in the following ways:

Call our dedicated community line on:
0800 170 7270

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