Article by Ruth Bloomfield
Best town centre, Bury St Edmunds
Lifestyle website Muddy Stilettos has just named this gem of a market town the best place to live in Suffolk, for its combination of independent shops, theatres, a “fab foodie scene” and lovely medieval quarter. Little wonder that Weston Homes’ Tayfields development sold out super-fast. Happily, the developer loves this location so much it is now preparing another scheme which will bring just over 170 flats to the town centre.
Affordable Viridis in Stanway, Essex
Four miles from the centre of bustling Colchester this 600-home development will be dotted with open spaces and threaded with cycle paths. For commuters, the site is up the road from Marks Tey station, with services to the City in less than an hour. Register now to keep up to date with what’s going on at Viridis (www.weston-homes.com/viridis/).
14 minutes to King’s Cross – Caxton Square, Wood Green
Weston Homes’ new kid on the block in north London is Caxton Square, a collection of contemporary one, two, and three-bedroom flats set around a central courtyard and a short walk from the centre of Wood Green, with its shopping centre, cafés, restaurant and cinema. Perfect for commuters, trains from the local Tube station take just 14 minutes to reach King’s Cross St Pancras. Register your interest today (www.weston-homes.com/caxton-square/).
A brilliant location – Anglia Square, Norwich
Weston Homes has gained planning permission for Anglia Square, one of its most ambitious developments to date. This city centre scheme will bring 1,100 new homes on an 11.5-acre site. Register your interest at (www.weston-homes.com/anglia-square/).
The lovely, lively university city of Norwich is more than holding its own, with average house prices up 7.4 per cent in the past year according to the latest UK house price index. This is one for commuters, with only a 20-minute walk to the station, with journey times to Cambridge just over an hour. (www.weston-homes.com/anglia-square/).
The Beeches: Bracknell’s all spruced up
This Berkshire location is really going places, with hundreds of millions of pounds spent sprucing up its town centre. Weston Homes’ contribution to the beautification of Bracknell is The Beeches, a 349-home development with a new access point leading to Bracknell station and a green corridor to support local wildlife, featuring planting, bird boxes, “hedgehog highways” and “sensitive lighting” to keep local bat colonies happy. (www.weston-homes.com/bracknell-beeches/).
Commuting is a breeze from Brentwood Central
The Elizabeth line has really put this smart Essex town on the (Tube) map, with trains to Tottenham Court Road now taking just 44 minutes. Brentwood is the perfect mix of town and country, with its cafés, bars, boutiques and restaurants plus lush, open green space on the doorstep. Weston Homes’ Brentwood Central development is a boutique collection of one and two-bedroom flats, moments from the high street. (www.weston-homes.com/brentwood-central/).
A micro garden suburb’s coming to Thornwood, near Epping
Weston Homes has a 10-acre site in the peaceful Essex village of Thornwood, just north of Epping Forest. The plan is to build family homes which will share a new community orchard and a “pocket” park. With homes from two to five bedrooms, there will be something for everyone at Thornwood Park. Watch this space… (www.weston-homes.com/thornwood-park/).
Airport commuters take to Takeley, Essex
Weston Homes has launched a boutique collection of just eight executive family houses in the heart of Essex. They are in a premium gated community. With the National Trust’s Hatfield Forest up the road, Stansted airport close by for holidays or business trips and all the amenities of Bishop’s Stortford seven miles away, this will be an incredibly handy location for families looking for a forever home. (www.weston-homes.com/flitch-view/).