Chetwoods were appointed by Galliard Homes as their joint master planners with Aecom to work on the promotion of Boxted Wood, a proposed new garden community which forms a strategic and significant part of the West of Braintree New Garden Town proposals which are being developed by the North Essex Garden Communities Company, a joint venture between Essex County Council, Colchester District Council, Braintree District Council and Tendring District Council, all of whom are supported by DCLG.
The proposals at Boxted Wood were developed as an environmentally-led sustainable masterplan for an eco-town which will ultimately contribute up to 4,000 homes, 1 secondary school, 3 primary schools, community facilities such as a community centre and health care, supermarket/department store, local shops, a hotel, restaurants & cafes , a care home, leisure facilities, sustainable transport consisting of an orbital rapid light transit system, an extensive network of safe walking and cycling routes, a sports centre, playing fields, public open space and a multi-service centre for fire and police services.
- Client: Galliard Homes
- Location: Braintree
- Value: £350m
- Status: Concept