East Anglia New Homes Round-up - The Latest New Build Homes in the Region

Posted 7 May 2019 by Rebecca Burns

In our latest round-up of the best new build homes in East Anglia we feature homes for a variety of buyers in Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire...

While property prices in East Anglia have been stalling over recent months, the cost of housing in some locations, such as Cambridge, was becoming so unaffordable that a pause for breath is probably not a bad thing.

This week the Sunday Times named Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk as its winner for the East of England region in its list of "Best Places to Live in the UK 2019". So we’ve found a brand new development to look at in Bury St Edmunds itself, as well as a choice of other new homes in alternative locations across East Anglia. We include sites in Norfolk, Northern Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire – the first of which offers affordable homes on a shared ownership basis.

Times Square in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Metropolitan/Chase New Homes)

Times Square (Metropolitan/Chase New Homes)This unique building, which has an art-deco 1930s New York feel, will provide brand new shared ownership flats in sought-after Welwyn Garden City.

An iconic atrium provides the focal point for the building and a comfortable public meeting area with a concierge service. The homes come with allocated parking; kitchens are fitted with washer-dryer, oven, hob and extractor hood; bathrooms  feature modern white suites, baths and a shaving point; and the living rooms and bedrooms are fully carpeted, amongst other features.

Situated just 10 minutes' walk from the town centre, Times Square is also in an ideal location. There are excellent travel routes, including a reliable bus service. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City station in the town centre, with trains every 20 minutes from Monday to Friday running South to London Moorgate and north to Hitchin and Stevenage. There are also trains every 30 minutes south to London King’s Cross, and north to Cambridge and Peterborough. By road, the A1(M) and A414 offer superb links across the region. The Great North Road also passes around the city next to the A1(M), and there are other links to locations such as St. Albans, Harpenden and Luton (via B653), Hatfield (via A1000 and A1001) and Hertford (via B1000).

Prices: From £72,250 for a 35% share in a one-bedroom flat (full price £215,000).

Find out more at www.metropolitansales.org.uk or call

Woodland Park in West Costessey, Norfolk (Bovis Homes)

Woodland Park (Bovis Homes)About four miles west of Norwich, this family-friendly development in the village of Costessey is situated in Queen's Hills Country Park, offering a mix of quality two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with a contemporary feel. Just a handful of properties now remain available.

Woodland Park promises an idyllic combination of laid-back living and the option to get active in the surrounding country park and Norfolk countryside and coastline. The development has been planned to encourage walking and cycling and reduce traffic. There will be a new school and play areas scattered across the site to give children of all ages spaces where they can play safely.

Together the two local settlements of New Costessey and Old Costessey have plenty of amenities, while nearby historic Norwich has a wider choice of shops a well as cultural venues history.

When it come to travel, there are major roads close by such as the A11, A47 and A140 which give access to the A12 and A14 to London and the South East and to the Midlands and the North. By rail, there are Intercity half hourly services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street (approximately an hour and 50 minutes), and local connecting services within East Anglia. There's also a direct service between Cambridge and Norwich, which takes about 70 minutes.

Prices: From £154,995 to £249,995.

Find out more at www.bovishomes.co.uk or call 01603 519207.

The Burrows in Earls Colne near Colchester, Essex (Crest Nicholson)

The Burrows (Crest Nicholson)In the desirable village of Earls Colne, The Burrows brings a new collection of two- to four-bedroom houses.

The village has a great set of amenities for local residents, with a High Street that offers a selection of independent shops such as a florist, a butcher and a pharmacy. The village is also in a handy location for commuters, being within easy striking distance of both Kelvedon and Marks Tey stations, from which commuters can travel into London (60 miles away) in less than an hour.

Historic Colchester, about 10 miles away from Earls Colne, is connected to London by the A12 road and its railway station, making it a popular commuter base. Colchester has several museums, arts venues, sports facilities, a zoo, and Gosbecks Archaeological Park, which is home to Roman and Iron Age sites.

Prices: From £285,000 to £400,000.

Find out more at www.crestnicholson.com or call 01787 747000.

Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (Bloor Homes)

Marham Park (Bloor Homes)Set in a sought-after countryside location on the edge of Bury St Edmunds, this development will be made up of more than 1,000 homes as well as a new village square, retail units, leisure facilities, allotments and 40 acres of additional parkland.

Although the development as a whole includes two-bedroom properties, the nine homes that are available now include only three- and four-bedroom options.

The centre of historic Bury St Edmunds is only two miles away, with a fantastic mix of shops, attractions, leisure facilities such as cinemas, and places to eat and drink.  There are numerous good schools in the local area, too. In the centre of Bury St Edmunds lie the remains of an abbey, surrounded by beautiful Abbey Gardens. Cultural venues include the Theatre Royal; Moyse's Hall Museum and its collections of fine art, costumes and local and social history; and Smiths Row, which is a contemporary art gallery. The town also hosts several festivals each year, the largest of which is in May and includes theatre, dance, music concerts and lectures.

Prices: From £294,995.

Find out more at bloorhomes.com or call 01284 846901.

Alconbury Weald in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Morris Homes)

Alconbury Weald (Morris Homes)This new community will incorporate a collection of new, high specification and characterful homes as well as schools, a church, a doctors' surgery, a village green, play areas and footpaths, all of which neighbour a lovely woodland.

With its family-friendly appeal, Alconbury Weald promises a strong community scene and excellent transport links as well as plenty of of local attractions to keep everyone busy. The historic market town of Huntingdon is only 15 minutes away, for example, offering an array of shops and amenities.

There are two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom detached, semi-detached and mews-style homes available, giving the development a wide appeal. And for commuters the A1 is close by, offering good access to Cambridge or Peterborough in about half an hour, or the M1 motorway in about 45 minutes.

Prices: Of the homes currently available, an example is the three-bedroom Capesthorpe, priced from £318,750.

Find out more at www.morrishomes.co.uk or call 01480 879555.

Lovats Chase in Buntingford, Hertfordshire (Weston Homes)

Lovats Chase (Weston Homes)Luxury two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes will be available at this attractive development situated in a pleasant rural setting, yet also within easy reach of a good set of local amenities.

The properties will be traditional in terms of their architectural style, with exteriors finished in a mixture of render, cladding and brick. Houses will have private gardens, and some apartment buildings will feature inset balconies, while the development as a whole will also incorporate communal outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.

The small but historic market town of Buntingford is home to a generous choice of pubs, restaurants and shops, with some buildings dating back to the 15th century, and there are four schools to suit pupils of different ages. It is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, offering heaps of potential for escaping to the countryside during leisure time.

Prices: Yet to be released.

Find out more about Lovats Chase from Weston Homes

Whittlesey Green in Whittlesey, Peterborough (Larkfleet Homes)

Whittlesey Green (Larkfleet)This Cambridgeshire Fenland town is just a few miles from the city of Peterborough and has good road, bus and rail links. So, you can easily reach all the urban shopping, entertainment and educational facilities the city has to offer. But those few miles can make a big difference to the price you’ll pay for your perfect house.

Whittlesey Green is a development of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom modern contemporary homes. All of them come with a ten-year insurance-backed guarantee and all are fitted with solar panels as standard. These generate electricity from sunlight, even on cloudy days when the sun doesn’t seem to be shining. They will help to cut your carbon emissions and, importantly, your power bills as well!

Whittlesey Green is within easy reach of all the local schools, shops, services and amenities of the town. It also has the advantage of being directly opposite the site for a planned new supermarket – so you could walk home with your groceries! If you prefer more traditional shopping rather than a large store, Whittlesey has its own weekly market.

As well as a rail connection to Peterborough (from where you can easily get to London) the trains run to Ely, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

Prices at Whittlesey Green start at £162,995. Call 07826 914345 for more details.

Find out more about Whittlesey Green from Larkfleet Homes

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