Delivering new
homes in Cuffley

Bellway Homes, one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, has purchased the land to the North East of King George V Playing Fields, Northaw Road East, Cuffley.

The previous owners of the land, Land Improvements, gained Outline Planning Permission in December 2021 for a development of 121 homes and apartments on the site.

This established the number of homes that could be built alongside the height and the principles around issues such as drainage.

Bellway Homes are now submitting what is known as a Reserved Matters Planning Application to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council which will propose details such as the street layouts and the design details of the homes and apartments to be built.

If planning permission is granted in the Autumn of 2022 then it is expected that development will begin before the end of this year.

The image below shows the proposed layout of the development, with the lighter shaded roofs showing the location of the affordable homes.

Key facts about the application

121 homes and apartments will be built, with 42 being affordable

The mix will be comprised of 30 1&2 bed apartments and 91 2,3&4 bed homes

311 parking spaces will be provided, including 23 visitor spaces

All of the 274 allocated parking spaces will have electric vehicle charging connections

About Bellway Homes

Bellway began as a small family business in 1946 – with a passion for building exceptional quality homes in carefully selected locations, inspired by the needs of real families.

Bellway is delighted to have been awarded 5 star builder status by the Home Builders Federation for six years running. This coveted award reflects Bellways commitment to delivering exceptional quality as standard to its customers, throughout the construction process.

In Cuffley, Bellway is committed to delivering exceptional new homes, ensuring that they stand the test of time and creating living spaces that will be cherished by families for years to come.


On 11th July Bellway and the project team will be holding a webinar so you can hear more about the plans. There will be a 15 minute presentation followed by an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have. Please sign up below if you would like to join us.

Monday 11th July
18:00 – 19:00

If you would like further information about Bellway’s plans for 121 homes at Cuffley, then please watch a recording of our webinar held on Monday 11th July.

S106 Contributions

Bellway is committed to providing financial contributions to support services in the local area through the Section 106 agreement with Welwyn Hatfield District Council and Hertfordshire County Council, which was agreed as part of the outline application.


  • General Medical Services – £156,332 towards the expansion of the existing Cuffley Medical Practice


  • Nursery Education – £141,711 towards the expansion of nursery places within Cuffley

  • Primary Education – £922,756 towards the expansion of Woodside Primary School

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – £127,538 towards the New East Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) School


  • Indoor Sports – £125,266
    – £7,138 for Cuffley Hall Short Mat Bowls Club
    – £57,934 for KGV facilities and or improvements to Cuffley Hall and Cuffley & North Youth and Community Centre
    – £60,194 for either Hatfield Swim Centre or Hatfield Leisure Centre (or apportioned to both)

  • Outdoor Sports – £115,733
    – £45,767 for provision and or improvement of KGV grass pitches or towards improvements to outdoor sporting facilities in Cuffley
    – £69,966 for the provision and or improvement of KGV changing rooms and or towards improvements to outdoor sporting facilities within Cuffley.

  • Playing fields – £162,000 towards the provision of playing fields and to enable the change of use of the King George V Land from agricultural to playing field/sports pitch


  • Sustainable Transport & Highway Accessibility – £333,500 towards the provision of the Highways Projects

  • Waste Services (County) – £22,708 towards the development of the Tewin Road Recycling Centre

  • Waste Services (Council) – £10,493.91 towards waste and recycling facilities for the development

  • Right of Way Improvements – £8,000 towards the provision of the Right of Way Improvements

Community services:

  • Library Services – £11,395 towards increasing the capacity of Cuffley Community Library or its future re-provision

  • Youth Services – £18,394 towards increasing the capacity of the Waltham Cross Young People’s Centre or its future re-provision

  • Off Site Green Space – £15,713.60 towards the provision and/or improvement of green space outside the application site at Northaw Wood, Cuffley

  • Play Facilities – £41,216 towards the existing play facilities to the south of the Application Site

The full Section 106 agreement can be found on Welwyn Hatfield District Council’s planning portal by clicking the button below: