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.

EPC rating for a new build home

New Build Homes and EPC Ratings: Save Money While Staying Green

We explore the reasons a new build home is a smart choice for people who want to lower their energy use and save money on their bills. 

Compost bin for sustainable living

National Compost Week – Why Composting is Key to Sustainable Living

March 15th – 21st is Compost Week in the UK, so we’ve put together a guide to composting and how to get started. 

New Homes in Romsey

Has COVID Changed your Priorities in Life?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our lives. As priorities shift, we reflect on what we believe buyers will be looking for when choosing a new home.

Composting

Simple Tips for Sustainable Living

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.

Local Building Materials

The Importance of Building with Local Materials

The Ashfield Partnership is committed to building sustainable housing using local materials wherever possible. Here’s why we believe this is important.

Habitat for wildlife

How The Ashfield Partnership is Promoting Sustainable Construction

The vision of The Ashfield Partnership is to build communities and create a legacy for future generations. The Partnership comprises The Ashfield Estate and three local housebuilders: C G Fry, Morrish Homes, and Wyatt Homes.

Hoe Lane Site Plan

Online Community Engagement for Hoe Lane

The Ashfield Partnership is currently preparing detailed planning applications (known as “reserved matters applications”) for the Hoe Lane site, to be submitted in mid-December 2020.

Swifts

How Successful Are Our Swift Boxes?

With a number of our native bird species, such as the swift, in decline, housebuilders have a responsibility to ensure they do all they can to provide a habitat in which these birds can thrive. 

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