By building new homes at Gilston Park Estate, areas like Much Hadham will be protected from the development that is necessary to meet East Herts’ housing need. The character of the village will be preserved while its residents will also benefit from investment in regional infrastructure and job creation.
Protection from over-development
Gilston Park Estate will help preserve the future character of Much Hadham by delivering around 44% (8,500 homes) of the total housing required under East Herts’ District Plan.
Gilston Park Estate will be self-sufficient in terms of its community facilities such as schools, healthcare centres, nurseries and community centres, so the new homes will not put pressure on existing services in Much Hadham. Local residents will also benefit from strategic improvements delivered by the highway authorities such as the planned improvements to the M11 which will improve connectivity of East Herts with London, as well as helping to ease congestion for motorists returning north to Bishop Stortford.
Thousands of new jobs for residents
Thousands of new jobs will be created during construction and in the new schools, nurseries, health centres, neighbourhood shops and offices which will form part of Gilston Park Estate. Apprenticeships and training opportunities for residents of East Hertfordshire and Harlow will also be available.
The development will also help to contribute to the success of the local Enterprise Zone as this requires affordable, quality homes to support it. A successful Enterprise Zone will mean East Hertfordshire’s biggest and most important employers stay in the area and help drive forward greater levels of investment in the local economy; benefiting residents of Much Hadham.
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