Plans submitted for residential scheme west of Cockernhoe, Luton

The Crown Estate has submitted plans for 660 residential units on land to the west of Cockernhoe to North Hertfordshire District Council. 


06 September 2016

Should the plans be approved, the scheme would provide a range of other benefits, such as investment in public transport and cycle links, the creation of new play areas, and a contribution towards the delivery of new schools.

The site is allocated for development in the emerging North Hertfordshire Local Plan.

This planning application is another example of how we’re focused on realising value from our rural portfolio by promoting strategic land sites through the planning process.”

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager at The Crown Estate

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager at The Crown Estate, which owns the site, said:

“Having just received consent for a 175 unit scheme in Marlborough, this planning application is another example of how we’re focused on realising value from our rural portfolio by promoting strategic land sites through the planning process. We’re looking forward to a decision from North Hertfordshire District Council in due course.”

Promoting sites across its rural land portfolio for the development of new homes and commercial premises is one of The Crown Estate’s major specialisms, contributing towards increasing the value of its £12bn commercial property portfolio, which also includes Regent Street and around 50% of St James’s in central London, a leading portfolio of retail assets outside of London and the nation’s seabed.