The site was previously used as a decoy during the second world war

Savills secures preferred development partner for former airfield site

Savills has secured a preferred development partner for the former Panshanger Aerodrome site in Hertfordshire on behalf of Homes England.

Bellway plans to deliver 760 homes, with two serviced parcels of land earmarked for 50 homes each handed back to Homes England for future sales — 30% of the entire development will be made into affordable homes.

The site proposals also include retirement accommodation, a primary school, traveller pitches, a new community centre, retail facilities, open space, allotments and associated access/landscaping works.

The 135 acre site has been sold to Bellway with the deal agreed by the development team at Savills in Cambridge.

Panshanger Aerodrome, now known as DeHavilland park, was previously used as a decoy for the De Havilland aviation factory in Hatfield during World War II — it was then later used as a civic airfield for light aircraft.

Joe Last, associate in the development team at Savills Cambridge, said: “DeHavilland Park represents a unique opportunity for a high quality, low density urban extension with an emphasis on design and placemaking.”
Ali Maruf, North London managing director at Bellway, added: “With the land purchase now secured, we will be liaising with the local authority to formulate our detailed plans to transform the former Panshanger Aerodrome into a brand-new neighbourhood.”
This exciting regeneration project will not only deliver new housing but will also provide a new school and other new facilities which will benefit the community as a whole.”  


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