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Chivers and Hill masterplan for Hardwick

Chivers Farm and Hill have joined together to promote and develop a long term masterplan for the land to the East of Cambridge Road. I am writing to make the Hardwick Happenings aware of this news and I attach details.

Chivers Farm and Hill aspire to rebalance the village, reinforcing a village centre based around the Community Primary School and shops and providing significant additional community facilities.

Other features include:

  • A relief road to avoid the current route past the shops
  • Large areas of public open space and recreation fields
  • Areas for possible use as shops, community buildings, sports pavilion, car parks and a barn style office development

The masterplan is put forward as an initial concept that will be shaped by extensive consultation over the coming years.

Master Plan
You can see this plan in more detail here

The land is currently Green Belt and as such a development would not receive planning approval except in very special circumstances and this would require positive support from the village and is expected to take about 10 years.

I believe the consultation process involving the village starts now. Hardwick residents are encouraged to study the plans (available here) and comment on them.

Comments could perhaps be made to Hardwick Happenings or to the village website. Feedback can also be sent to the Clerk of the Parish Council or to myself. We would be pleased to hear of comments as would Chivers Farm and Hill.


Steve Rose


Hardwick Parish Council

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