240 homes will be built on former golf-course site

Architect JTP has won planning permission for its masterplan for a 240-home development on part of an Essex golf course.

The southern part of the Channels Golf Course, near Chelmsford, was moved away from the planned development at Belsteads Farm Lane. 

In its place will be properties spanning a mix of tenures and ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom family homes.

JTP said it incorporated “a strong connection between indoor and outdoor space” in the designs, created for Home Group.

The homes will also feature full height glazing, open soffit ceilings and open plan living arrangements.

JTP partner Ian Fenn said the practice’s proposals reinterpreted the “Essex Barn vernacular” for a contemporary set of house types.

“By setting the homes out in farmyard-style clusters we were able to create a genuinely tenure-blind neighbourhood, which we can now look forward to seeing built,” he said.

The firm is now producing detailed working drawings for the development.