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Housebuilder Bellway has set out ambitious plans to deliver 1,152 new homes across Hertfordshire over the next three years.

The developer is currently building 149 homes at the Goodsyard in Bishop's Stortford – with a further 174 apartments set to be delivered as part of the second phase of construction – and has acquired land earmarked for 219 new properties at St James' Park on the Stortford South development.

The company's North London division is building a total of 746 new homes across four developments in the county and aims to deliver a further 406 properties at other sites by the end of 2024.

The Goodsyard development by Bishop's Stortford railway station. Picture: James Richardson (51770081)
The Goodsyard development by Bishop's Stortford railway station. Picture: James Richardson (51770081)

It has recently started work at Westbrook Moorings, in the village of Bourne End near Berkhamsted, where a total of 56 homes will be built on a site next to the Grand Union Canal.

Planning consent is being sought for the construction of 66 homes at Cedarbrook Rise, off Burton Lane in Goffs Oak, and for 65 apartments at Millworks, on the former West Herts College campus in Kings Langley.

"This extensive building programme represents a huge commitment by Bellway to Hertfordshire," said Bellway North London's managing director Ali Maruf. "We have identified a need for new housing in the county and are in the process of delivering those homes.

Drone picture of the St James' Park development at Bishop's Stortford South off Whittington Way. Picture: James Richardson (51770039)
Drone picture of the St James' Park development at Bishop's Stortford South off Whittington Way. Picture: James Richardson (51770039)

"Following the success of the four developments where new homes are already being built, we see a further expansion into Hertfordshire as a key growth area for us as a company.

"We have another four sites where we aim to create more new communities and extra housing to meet the rising demand in the area."

The 219 new properties at St James' Park in Stortford is part of a wider 750-home scheme including a care home, shops, employment space, a primary school and a new home for The Bishop's Stortford High School.

"We are proud to be a part of Hertfordshire's growing success story, as more and more people move into the county to settle down and make their homes here," said Maruf.

A show apartment at Apsley Quay in Hemel Hempstead (51741101)
A show apartment at Apsley Quay in Hemel Hempstead (51741101)

The developer is also building 170 new homes at Apsley Quay in Hemel Hempstead, 110 at The Foundry, also in Hemel Hempstead, and 143 at Waterside at Riverwell in Watford.



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