In June 2021, we contacted residents at Campfield Way and Highover Road in Letchworth Garden City about proposals to redevelop and invest in building new homes on the site of existing properties.
The properties, often referred to as Hawksley bungalows after manufacturer, AW Hawksley, are prefabricated timber-framed, aluminum-clad bungalows that were built in the late 1940s with a predicted lifespan of 60 years.
Government legislation requires landlords like settle to ensure that all homes for which we’re responsible achieve an energy performance rating of Band C or higher by 2030 and that all properties are carbon neutral by 2050.
To bring these properties in line with government requirements would involve several considerations, including potentially invasive work to their structure. With the amount of work and disruption involved and the level of financial investment required, we have proposed that the best option would be to invest in developing new homes on the site of the existing properties.
Following feedback from residents, the wider community, planning, heritage and the members of South East Design Review Panel, the design team have continued to make improvements to the site layout and design of the buildings.
On this website you can review the information presented at our last exhibition as well as review the progress made since then which is shown in the updated virtual exhibition space.