Plans for 157 new affordable homes in Letchworth have been submitted to North Herts Council for approval.

Housing association settle wants to redevelop homes in Campfield Way, Highover Road and Icknield Way (49A to 75B odd numbers only).

Proposals for the new development include 157 new affordable homes with a variety of one and five-bedroom apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

"The scheme will also provide fully accessible flats, houses and bungalows in direct response to need," a settle spokesperson said.

All properties will have access to an outdoor area, either through a private garden or balcony, together with parking.

settle launched proposals to redevelop the homes in the area in 2021 and has engaged and worked with residents, partners and the community through five consultations on key plans and designs for the new homes. The most recent took place in November 2023.

The Comet: Campfield Way is one of three roads proposed for redevelopment.Campfield Way is one of three roads proposed for redevelopment. (Image: settle)


Fiona Coulson, executive director of development at settle, said: "We’re really pleased to have reached this stage where the planning application has now been submitted.

"We’d like to thank the local residents and partners for working with us to get plans to this stage, particularly residents living in the area for their continued engagement.

"We’ve listened to feedback to ensure the designs of the new homes fit the needs of residents, and are also in line with the unique design of Letchworth Garden City.

"We are encouraging residents to continue to share their views on the planning, so that we can progress plans to redevelop new affordable homes in this area of Letchworth."

It is expected that the planning application will shortly be live on the North Herts Council website. North Herts residents can then provide feedback directly on the planning application for a period of 21 days. settle says it will continue to update its website when the consultation is live. Visit