The highway network in the town will potentially be improved, particularly at the London Road / Station Road junction. Residents will also benefit from the thousands of new jobs the development will create, as well as from the support it will give to the nearby Enterprise Zone.
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 will also be available. The development will also help to contribute to the success of the local Enterprise Zone in Harlow 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 Sawbridgeworth.
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 Sawbridgeworth. The town will 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.
The highway network in town will potentially be improved, particularly at the London Road / Station Road junction. There will also be improvement to local bus services.
The new community facilities, additional shops and other services will be easily accessible to residents; as will the bridleways and tracks for walking, running, riding, cycling and outdoor pursuits. Gilston Park will be enhanced and retained at the heart of the development. It will have sports facilities, play areas, pavilions, informal grassland, wildflower meadows and retained trees. The park will be a lasting legacy for the enjoyment of future generations from all the towns and villages in the area.
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