High Leigh Garden Village, Borough of Broxbourne Council

Project Details

Client: Lands Improvement
Website: www.highleighgardenvillage.com

Project Summary

  • 523 new homes including affordable homes 
  • Community, elderly care and social facilities 
  • New primary school with nursery provision 
  • New access and infrastructure requirements 
  • A large new area for formal sports pitches and multi-use pavilion

PDI Activities & Achievements

  • PDI secured planning consent for this highly contentious green belt scheme, in advance of the Local Plan, avoiding call in by the SoS
  • Pre-committee councillor contact and briefings 
  • Ongoing meetings and liaison with immediate neighbours to the site
  • Retained by the client to act as first point of contact for public and press enquiries, including for the construction phases 
  • Establishing a Community Liaison Group, where regular updates are provided and issues addressed and resolved
  • Positive and regular communication with the local ward councillor who lives close to the site
  • Active involvement with consultation led by Herts County Council regarding the relocation of a one form entry primary school into a new two form entry school building onsite
  • Ongoing work with site contractors as part of the delivery and communications team 
  • Construction and ongoing management of the dedicated project website