Introduction

Update (November 2020)

On 11 September 2020, the Potters Green virtual public exhibition website was launched to provide local residents and businesses with information on the emerging proposals for Potters Green; a sustainable new neighbourhood on the western edge of Stevenage. Comments on the proposals were invited over a three week period extending to 2 October 2020.

Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes and their appointed project team are grateful to all those who visited the virtual public exhibition, and for the feedback received. The comments have been helpful in the further formulation of the planning application proposals.

In response to the comments and questions received, a Frequently Asked Questions document has been prepared to provide answers from the project team and also to assist interested parties by clarifying where to look for further information in the planning application once submitted later in 2020.

Potters Green, West Stevenage, is the largest strategic allocation within the adopted Local Plan (2019), to provide a new neighbourhood to the west of the town.

Viewimage: Potters Green

Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes, who control the site, are proposing to make a planning application in December this year to deliver an urban extension in accordance with the planning policy requirements for the site. It is a fantastic opportunity to create a vibrant, sustainable new neighbourhood, meeting the housing needs for the Town and the supportive infrastructure this requires.

The above tabs can be used to navigate through information on the:

  • Background
  • Vision and Design Evolution
  • Masterplan
  • Community Benefits and Timeline

The requirement for social distancing means that we are unable to present our ideas at a local venue in person. We would, however, be pleased to address any questions and details on how to submit these can be found on the ‘Have Your Say’ tab.

Viewimage: Potters Green
Artist impression of the new gateway from Meadway into Potters Green

The Applicants

      

Taylor Wimpey was formed following the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007.  The company in now one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales.

Persimmon was founded in 1972 and is today one of the UK’s leading housebuilders.    With headquarters in York, the Group operates from 29 regional offices throughout the UK.  It trades under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church, and Westbury Partnerships, and builds homes across England, Wales, and Scotland.

Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon take their environmental responsibilities very seriously and are passionate about placemaking and designing homes that are sensitive to the environment in which they are built. They deliver high quality, sustainable developments that respond positively to local character and create attractive places in which people want to live, work and spend their leisure time.

The Team

Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes have appointed a team to deliver the planning application. This includes:

Lead Consultant, Planning and EIA Coordinators
JB Planning Associates
https://www.jbplanning.com/

Masterplanners
Omega Architects
https://www.omega-architects.co.uk/

Landscape Architects
Tyler Grange
https://www.tylergrange.co.uk/

Landscape Architects
Cooper Landscape Planning
https://landscapeplanning.net/

Transport
Milestone
https://www.milestonetp.co.uk/

And inputs on other technical disciplines from a wider team including – Ecology, Archaeology, Flood Risk and Drainage, Noise, Air Quality, Structural Engineering, Utilities, Land Contamination and Agricultural Land Quality.