Housing

Paul Salvage sent this as the work of a group working with him, the total is a little light as it ignores small developments. Another figure gives 1080 from the Elsenham News magazine but this is a little high as it includes two copies each to businesses. The final figure will thus be somewhere between the two.

The problem this highlights is with current trends of two car families where one is often a 4X4 off-road monster for the school run its an awful lot of cars for a village which has its roots in horses and carts.

Geof

MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN ELSENHAM

 

There are now approximately 950 dwellings in Elsenham Listed below are the major housing developments since the 1960s.

Post 1993

25

Corriander Drive, Alsa Leys expansion, Saunders Close

1993

82

Rush Lane

Leigh Drive

1981-1991

98

Hunters Court

Maytree Drive

The Croft

Spencers  Close

Hailes Wood Close

Paget Court

Gold Close

1976-1979

258

Alsa Leighs

Cranmore Close

Glebe End

Hailes Wood

Jenkins Drive

Markwells

Oziers

Fourways

De Mandeville

1961-1969

138

Alsa Gardens

Elm Close

Broom Farm

Ridley Gardens.

Total

601

 

This table ignores small scale development of under 5 dwellings and also the splitting of the Elsenham Hall estate into 21 dwellings.