Three designs have been put forward by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation for a proposed development of up to 900 homes in the town.

The development is planned for a site north of Letchworth, near the Grange and known as LG1 in the North Herts Local Plan. It was formerly part of the Green Belt.

A consultation on the three proposals has been launched for local residents to give their opinions.

All options include a new primary school and a neighbourhood centre, but no new secondary schools or GP surgeries are planned as part of the development.

Each option does include space for shops, a childcare facility, and a mobility hub.

Car access to the site would be from Norton Road and Western Way, and the Grange Recreation Ground would not be built on.

More than 2,000 trees would be added to the area as part of the development too.


Forty per cent (360) of the properties will be "affordable housing", according to the government definition of the term.

The Local Plan for North Herts was adopted last year and includes details of how and where approximately 11,600 new homes will be built between 2011 and 2031. Of those homes, 2,167 are planned to be built in Letchworth.

Campaigners have previously criticised the decision to build on the land north of the Grange.

The current consultation follows other surveys and events earlier this year, and is open until Friday, November 17. You can access it here.

Public exhibitions of the plans will also be held:

  • Monday, October 30, 5pm-9pm - Grange Academy, SG6 4PY
  • Saturday, November 4, 10am-2pm - The Stables, Three Horseshoes, Norton Road, SG6 1AG
  • Wednesday, November 15, 5pm-9pm - Grange Academy, SG6 4PY