Current Projects : Instructions and project planning progression

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Welcome to Manor Oak Homes’ public consultation website for our proposed new development at Gray’s Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

We are pleased to anounce that we have now submitted an outline planning application for up to 58 new homes to North Hertfordshire District Council. You can now view and comment on our proposals on North Hertfordshire’s website. 

The North Hertfordshire Planning Application Reference is: 21/01562/OP | Outline planning permission for up to 58 dwellings, a community woodland, associated car parking, open space, landscaping and new access from Grays Lane, with all matters reserved except for access. | Land To The East Of Foxholes And Gainsford House And On The West Side Of Crow Furlong Hitchin Hertfordshire

Our Vision:

Manor Oak Homes are promoting a residential-led scheme on land off Gray’s Lane, Hitchin. The site benefits from access off Gray’s Lane and is currently being promoted through the North Hertfordshire draft Local Plan for up to 58 dwellings, including market and affordable homes, and public open space.

The site is now allocated in North Herfordshire District Council’s Draft Local Plan. We have therefore submitted an outline planning application, and expect the site to be determined once the Local Plan, wehich is at an advanced stage, has been adopted.

Outline planning application submitted

Gray’s Lane, Hitchin Exhibition in PDF

We have published a PDF of the recent public exhibition for your viewing after the event, click to download. Public Consultation Boards Land at Gray’s Lane, Hitchin

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this download, if this isn’t installed on your device, simply click on the ‘Get Acrobat’, prior to downloading.


As part of developing our detailed proposals, we would now like feedback from local people about what this future environment should look like and how it will best fit in with your community and your surrounding areas.

We would like to hear your views on areas such as:
– Public open space
– Broad mix of homes
– Footpaths
– Road improvements
– Affordable homes

Send your views using our online form below

We welcome your comments on the proposed scheme

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Use our online form, left, or alternatively email:

You can write to us at:
Manor Oak Homes Limited
White Lodge Farm

Confidentiality assured on all discussions, no pressures or commitment.

Your personal details will not be disclosed to any third party and are only being used for the purposes of this community consultation exercise, with feedback incorporated into our Statement of Community involvement (names/ addresses will be kept out). 


Manor Oak Homes is a multi-disciplined company that specialises in promotional agreements and option agreements for strategic land opportunities co-founded by John Briggs and William Main in 2010.

We beleive in working on an open-book basis, building a strong relationship with clients, consultants, political bodies and industry contacts alike. We insist on working in a spirit of good faith, ensuring that we work in an environment of transparency and trust. We do not rely on a board, or the excuse of a board not to get things done, and will always pick up the phone at the first opportunity.


This website, drawings and reports are the copyright of Manor Oak Homes and their Consultants and shall not be reproduced without their permission. Ordnance Survey map information reproduced with permission of HMSO Crown Copyright reserved. Manor Oak Homes will take reasonable measures/actions to ensure the website is updated regularly, but will not accept any liability. Viewers of the website should also check with the planning department of the Council.