Chalkdene Developments breaks ground for new development in Dark Lane, Cheshunt

4th May 2023

Chalkdene Developments, a joint venture partnership between Morgan Sindall Group and HLL, is behind the exciting new scheme, which will deliver 50 new homes. The development will include a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses including 20 affordable homes for housing association, settle.

All the homes will be fitted with active or passive EV charging points and the development will achieve biodiversity net gain. The building works will include opening an existing culverted watercourse through the site and will have views of a scheduled ancient monument known as Half Moat Manor House, where a 13th Century sword was discovered which is now on display in the Tower of London.

Bob Deering, Executive Member, Resource & Performance for Hertfordshire County Council said:

“I’ve attended a number of Chalkdene sites and the collaboration with HCC’s own development vehicle, HLL, is productive. We get welcome capital receipts for our surplus land which helps us maintain our essential public services. In return the community gets good quality housing invariably with a healthy proportion of affordable. A good arrangement all round.”

Justine Fancy, Programme Director at Chalkdene Developments, said: “This is our fifth development in Hertfordshire as part of our joint venture between Lovell and HLL. We are looking forward to seeing the site transform over the coming months and provide more lovely homes.”

Gavin Cansfield, Chief Executive at settle, said: “I’m delighted we are working with Chalkdene Developments again to provide the affordable homes at this development. Our priority at settle is to invest in quality homes and neighbourhoods that residents can be proud to live in, underpinned by working sustainably. I know this development will deliver that – the Chalkdene designs look great and Lovells consistently deliver a quality product.”

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