Working in collaboration with Brentwood Borough Council, landowners, multiple stakeholders, the local community and the wider consultant team, the proposals include the delivery of up to 3,700 new homes (including affordable housing), four schools (3 primary schools, a secondary/all through school), a village centre, two further neighbourhood hubs, employment and mobility hubs, and large amounts of multifunctional green open space.
In developing the masterplan, Broadway Malyan sought to redefine the usual stereotypes around a traditional English country village advocating a future village concept which is diverse, accessible, sustainable and affordable – many of the themes that are set out in our recently published report The Reimagined Village.
The Garden Village is based around three neighbourhoods – Dunton Fanns, Dunton Waters and Dunton Woods, each with their own distinct character. At the heart of the site is the mixed use village centre set around a market square and village green. To ensure that each neighbourhood is sustainable and walkable, each has its own neighbourhood hub containing education, retail and community uses, alongside improved pedestrian and cycling routes.