The Ashfield Partnership’s vision is to create communities that help people live their lives in a way that ensures a brighter future for our planet. Here are a few of our tips for sustainable living, as well as some of the ways we are empowering homeowners to make good choices for the environment. 

Cut down on food waste

Planning meals in advance and having a good bank of recipes for utilising leftovers are just two simple ways you can cut down on food waste. Food waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings which aren’t for consumption can be added to your compost, to reduce landfill waste and give your garden a nutrient boost. We offer anyone purchasing one of our new homes a free composting bin.    

Reduce how much you use your car

We put a lot of effort into creating communities that are not dependent on motor cars because we believe that neighbourhoods that favour pedestrians and cyclists are naturally going to be happier, healthier places to live. All our new build communities are designed in a way that gives more space to walkers and cyclists while ensuring amenities are within walking distance. 

Where possible, try to walk or cycle instead of drive. Alternatively, you could arrange a car-share scheme with colleagues or take public transport to get around. Even small changes will help you reduce your carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the environment.

Grow your own food

Growing your own food is a fantastic way to become more self-reliant, live more sustainably, and cut down on packaging waste from supermarket products. Ashfield developments feature ‘edible streets’ that produce fruit, herbs and nuts, to help support your sustainable lifestyle. 

Be water conscious

It’s good to be mindful of how much water your use and there are small changes you can make that will help you cut down on waste. For example, turning the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, and only using your dishwasher and washing machine for full loads are all good places to start.  

Collecting rainwater to water your garden with reduces the unnecessary wasting of tap water. To help with this, we offer anyone purchasing one of our new homes a free rainwater butt. 

The Ashfield Partnership comprises The Ashfield Estate and three local housebuilders, who all share the same commitment to promoting sustainable living.

We believe that when we build new neighbourhoods, the responsibility falls on us to empower people to make positive choices that support a sustainable lifestyle.  

Recommended News & Articles

Footpath in Romsey Hampshire

Planning Approved for Hoe Lane Development

Test Valley Borough Council’s Southern Area Planning Committee approved the Reserved Matters Planning Applications for Hoe Lane on the evening of Tuesday the 8th of June 2021. This completes a planning journey dating from the outline application in October 2016.

Cyclist in cycle lane

Why Sustainable Developments are Important for the Future

We explore the importance of building sustainable communities, from both a wellbeing and environmental perspective. 

New build development public space

What Makes a Popular Development?

There has been a great deal of research into what makes a popular new build development. It’s generally considered that the best, most welcoming developments will do the following things: 

Design and Community Code for Hoe Lane

The Design & Community Code for Hoe Lane

The Ashfield Partnership has commissioned Tim Gray of Cascapedia Consulting to write a Design and Community Code for Hoe Lane. It will set out Tim Knatchbull’s ambitions for legacy development in terms of place-making, food and farming, social objectives, localism, net biodiversity gain, and building community.