Earls Colne Earls Colne, Essex
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Heyhill Land
Planning & Development
Earls Colne, Essex
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Johnny Clayton
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Johnny Clayton joined Carter Jonas in July 2018 to head up the Masterplanning and Urban Design practice across the UK. Johnny is a Masterplanner and Urban Designer, with a broad skills base and over 16 years of project experience encompassing conceptual design, masterplanning, urban design, detailed design and project implementation. His particular specialism and passion is for strategic land projects including new settlements, but also urban mixed-use regeneration schemes. Johnny is also a Chartered Landscape Architect since 2008.

Johnny is inspired to create new sustainable communities and places through a well-considered, innovative and forward thinking process of design, with a strong respect for history and place. He is highly focused on pursuing pioneering design solutions and techniques to improve the sustainable credentials of new developments.

Further to his work at Carter Jonas, Johnny is CEO of YEP Global, an events organisation with Chapters throughout the UK and overseas. YEP has over 5,000 members and holds over 50 events per year, focused upon the property and construction industries.

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Earls Colne, Essex

The masterplanning team are appointed by Heyhill Land to develop proposals for a 60-home site west of Earls Colne, a medium-sized village within the Braintree District of Essex. Over a six-month period, the team have developed a comprehensive masterplan which is based upon a series of established site constraints.

The proposed masterplan takes advantage of a sloped site, with housing positioned to make the most of views across the Colne Valley and River Colne to the north, whilst seeking to reduce massing and protect views in the opposing direction. The project is currently going through a pre-application phase, with a subsequent planning application proposed shortly afterwards. The policy compliant scheme, which includes 30% affordable housing provision, will provide a sustainable housing development within touching distance of shops and facilities in the village, creating an enhanced gateway into the village from the west.