Status: Planning

Number of homes: 5

Site size: 0.4 hectares

Local authority: Braintree District Council

We’d really appreciate your support

If you like the idea of Custom and Self-Build in Cressing please sign up to the local Self-build and Custom Housebuilding register and please comment on the application to show your support.

Cressing is a village and civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex. The village is small with a strong rural character, characterised by small scale, low density houses surrounded by open countryside.

Cressing is the earliest British settlement of the Knights Templar and it is known today for its medieval barns nearby at Cressing Temple, said to be the two finest Templar barns in Europe. Within the parish there are a large number of archaeological sites, listed buildings, historic landscapes, Protected Lanes, and a designated Conservation Area in the village of Cressing itself. Cressing Train Station is to the west of the village; hourly train services run to Braintree or direct to London via Witham.

Our site is at the northern end of Cressing, adjacent to more recent development and close to much larger Braintree.

We’re working with the landowner, award-winning architecture and interior design practice Project Orange, and planning consultancy Rural Solutions on a proposal for five new Custom-Build homes.

The proposal

In Cressing, we want to create a legacy of high-quality, affordable, and sustainable homes.

Our proposal will:

  • Deliver five new Custom-Build homes which increase housing choice in the village and enable people to build beautiful, efficient homes that meet their needs
  • Be designed to be sympathetic and complimentary to the existing rich character of Cressing and wider Essex
  • Enhance existing hedgerows and introduce new native species increasing local biodiversity
  • Improve drainage
  • Respond to the climate emergency with environmentally sustainable new homes and landscape.

Each plot offers three or four ground floor and first floor layouts, including extension options. Purchasers will also be able to choose from range of external material and internal specification choices for items such as bathrooms, kitchens, internal doors, fixtures and fittings, and heating and sustainability options.

We want to hear from you

If you have any questions about the scheme or would like to provide your feedback, please get in touch via the Contact us section of our website.

If you’d like to register your interest in this, or any of our projects, please fill out a form here.

If you want to find out more about Custom and Self-Build in the area follow the link below to sign up to the register to get notified when plots become available.