Construction has begun on Bellway's 121 "luxury" homes in Cuffley. 

The King George's Vale housing development will feature a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses for private sale, off Northaw Road East.

Work on the 12-acre site began this month after plans for the site were approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's development management committee.

As part of the planning agreement for the development, Bellway North London will provide funding of £2.2 million towards local services.

These contributions will include £1,192,005 towards education, £156,332 for healthcare, £333,500 for highways and £444,215 for sports facilities.

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Further contributions will be made towards libraries, youth services, waste and recycling services and off-site green space.

In addition, 42 of the homes within the development will be provided as affordable housing available for residents through low-cost rent or shared ownership.

Ali Maruf, managing director of Bellway North London, said: “Getting work started at King George’s Vale represents a very welcome and significant milestone for this much-anticipated development.

“We have worked closely with the local authority to create a development which will deliver high-quality new homes, with a selection of premium homes which will offer residents a luxurious rural lifestyle within walking distance of village amenities and Cuffley railway station.

"The homes include a choice of impressive five-bedroom properties which feature spacious accommodation across three floors."

Ali added: “The homes will offer a high-end specification, while the development has excellent sustainable credentials, with all properties including Google Nest smart thermostats, electric vehicle charging points and solar panels.”

Areas of open space will also be provided throughout the development, including in the centre and south-east corner of the site.

Bellway plans on retaining existing trees and hedgerows wherever possible.

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The first homes at King George’s Vale are set to go on sale in autumn 2023 with the first properties due to be completed and handed over to their new owners in spring 2024.

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