October 5, 2022
Hayfield has successfully finalised a land deal that is set to bring 66 zero carbon ready new homes to the Bedfordshire village of Campton.
The award-winning housebuilder will transform the 12-acre site south of Bedford and north west of Letchworth with a development that represents an investment of £34m and includes 20 affordable homes.
The site is allocated for residential development in the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan, and has received a resolution to grant outline planning permission. Hayfield is now in the process of preparing a reserved matters planning application pursuant to the outline plans.
Andy Morris, Managing Director of Hayfield said: “We are pleased to have exchanged on this land deal, one of the crucial stages in the development process.
“We can now move on to the planning stage, and I’m delighted to confirm that all of the private homes on the development will be built to EPC-A standards in order to offer our customers a greener way of living. Currently only 2% of the UK’s new homes are built to EPC-A standards.
“All of our Zero Carbon Ready Homes have been thoughtfully designed to include initiatives that leave a lasting legacy for future generations, while delivering sustainable communities and places that enhance people’s wellbeing.”
Homes at Campton will have solar PV panels, air source heat pumps, energy-efficient underfloor heating, EV charging points, 100% renewable energy, and fibre optic broadband.
The site has been acquired from private landowners and Bassil Aslam of Orchestra Land.
Construction could start as soon as Summer next year, subject to planning, with the first homes released for sale later that year.
This will be Hayfield’s fifth development in Central Bedfordshire, following successful schemes at Silsoe and Clifton, Clophill where the first residents are due to move in this autumn, and Toddington, where planning is due to be submitted for 61 family homes.
Campton is a small village with a primary school, church and local village pub and is surrounded by the larger villages of Clifton, Shefford, Chicksands and Clophill. Buses run regularly from the village to Arlesey and Hitchin, both of which have services to London Kings Cross of about 40 minutes.