Catesby Estates' parent company Urban&Civic have completed agreements with the Tyttenhanger Estate representing over 2,000 acres of land predominantly to the immediate north of junction 22 to the M25.
The holdings in Hertsmere Borough in Hertfordshire are approximately 18 miles from Marble Arch in Central London and equidistant between St Albans and Potters Bar.
Tyttenhanger is the only substantial site identified by Hertsmere Council in their "Planning For Growth" consultation document (October 2018) for housing (4000+ new dwellings) and employment (4,000 new jobs) ahead of publication of the draft Local Plan. Hertsmere completed an interim public consultation exercise in January 2019 and is working towards the adoption of a new Local Plan in 2021.
The Development Management agreement at Tyttenhanger provides for Urban&Civic taking responsibility for planning and delivery, including site servicing costs, receiving a substantial minority participation.
The land stands in single ownership and, whilst in the Green Belt, is of sufficient scale to independently support a sustainable new settlement with prospectively reduced out-commuting due to the extent of intended employment provision. The existing Willows Activity Farm attracting more than 400,000 visitors per year will be protected and enhanced. A direct new route to Potters Bar train station is proposed, which would not require additional land acquisitions.
Tyttenhanger maintains Group focus as trusted partner with a proven track record of delivery quality and its ability to identify strategic development opportunities to meet prevailing housing need in key growth and, most especially, supply constrained locations in South East England. The agreement was made bilaterally and takes the total number of Urban&Civic strategic projects to nine.