Catesby Estates, part of master developer Urban&Civic, is pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement to promote a significant and strategic  extension  to Haverhill, Suffolk.  Mike Shaw, Director & Head of National Strategic Development, and Tom Fraser, Director at Savills Cambridge acted on behalf of the landowners.

Catesby Estates is one of the UK’s leading land promoters with an enviable record of bringing forward land through the planning system for new homes and communities.  Following the exchange of contracts, Catesby Estates will now be moving forward with local stakeholders to deliver this exciting vision for the area.

Totalling 750 acres (304 ha), the site is located across both West Suffolk and Braintree District Authority areas, and has capacity for up to 5,000 new homes alongside additional community facilities including new schools, local centres, employment and leisure use.

Chief Executive of Catesby Estates, Myron Osborne said; “We are delighted to have agreed to work on behalf of the landowners as their land promotion partner.  This site has huge potential for delivering high quality new homes and facilities for the area.” 

“As the second largest settlement in West Suffolk, with direct road access to Cambridge located just 20 miles away, Haverhill has been identified as a key growth area due to its proximity to employment areas including Cambridge, the M11 corridor and Stansted Airport.”

“The transport and growth agenda being pursued in Cambridgeshire and across the wider region, including the CamOx growth arc and future proposals for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) to connect Haverhill with the wider area, strengthens the case for future strategic scale residential growth around the town.”

Director and Head of National Strategic Land at Savills, Mike Shaw said: “The landowners have partnered with Catesby Estates with a vision to deliver a high quality development that will serve the needs of Haverhill and the wider area, creating a place where people will want to live, work and bring up their children.”

David Harper, Area Land Director led on securing this site for Catesby.  The Catesby team working on bringing this site forward for new homes will be; Ed Barrett, Jonathan Babb, David Morris, Phil Partridge, Anna Parsons and Katie Yates.

Find out more about the site here.