Alkerden forms the centre piece to the wider development, providing a hub of brand-new community facilities as well as approximately 1,500 new homes. Alkerden is defined by the market centre which will provide commercial, retail and community facilities and an Education Hub, which will include a new secondary school with 2,200 places, a primary school and nursery as well as state of the art sports facilities.
Alkerden will sit immediately alongside a major new urban park, a brand-new extensive area of public space incorporating childrens play, public squares, sports facilities, walking and cycling routes. An existing building, Alkerden Barn, is being retained, in-situ, sensitively restored and will be a key element of this new space, subject to planning approval. Public consultation took place in December 2019.
More information on the consultation can be found here.
In February 2020, Barratt/David Wilson Homes applied for planning permission for 127, one and two bedroom apartments as part of the first phase of development in this area.
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