Chelmsford City Council gives Countryside the go ahead for 66 new mixed-use homes at Beaulieu

Beaulieu Zone T planning CGI

Beaulieu, Chelmsford’s vibrant new development which is a 50/50 joint venture between Countryside partnerships and L&Q, has secured planning consent from Chelmsford City Council for Zone T, the latest phase of homes to be delivered at the development.

The approved plans will see the delivery of 66 one to five-bedroom homes, with 27% affordable of these being affordable.  

Located north of New Hall School, these new homes will form part of the popular Beaulieu Heath character area, providing a range of styles to suit different requirements and preferences. The traditionally styled homes feature a mixture of elevation treatments including brick and boarding.

Beaulieu is fast becoming an established community, with many residents already calling it Home. So far, 1,000 of the planned 3,600 new homes have already delivered as well as the Beaulieu Square neighbourhood centre providing local shops, community and health services, and The Beaulieu Park School, Essex’s first all-through primary and secondary school.

In addition to the community facilities being delivered, the start of 2023 saw construction commence on the brand-new train station which is set to complete in 2025 and will be the first railway station on the Great Eastern mainline in more than 100 years.

Countryside will start work on Zone T later this Spring, with the phase set to complete in 2025.

Peter Willis, Managing Director, Countryside Partnerships Eastern Home Counties says: ‘We’re very pleased to have received planning consent for the next phase at Beaulieu, providing mixed tenure homes to suit the different needs of the community. We are committed to delivering sustainable long-term communities, providing not just high-quality homes but the facilities and infrastructure required to support those communities. The start of work on a new train station for Chelmsford is testament to this commitment and it’s fantastic to see such a major milestone taking shape.”

Adam Simpson, Development & Project Management Director at L&Q said: “This has been a great year so far for Beaulieu, and we’re not even halfway through it. We are delighted to have received permission from Chelmsford City Council to build 66 more new high-quality homes of different sizes and tenures and help this community grow even further. At L&Q we always strive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of and we strongly believe that with works starting on a new train station, a new health centre and soon more new homes, Beaulieu will become the vibrant, successful community we have envisaged together with our delivery partners.”