Sustainable living is about how we choose to live our lives. The responsibility falls on us, as housebuilders, to create neighbourhoods that empower people to make those choices.


Our Commitment to Sustainable Living

As part of our commitment to sustainable living, we will endeavour to:

  • Help build community and create a legacy
  • Contribute locally rather than detract
  • Consider the social outcomes and find ways to make great places which promote enduring sustainability
  • Think about better urban and rural connections, and how The Ashfield Estate hinterland to the three development sites could best be used
  • Deliver places to live and work which suit the lives people might wish to live
  • Respond to a global responsibility that we must live our lives in a way that ensures a bright future for the planet, and for the generations who will follow us

Our vision is to create places that make sense, while respecting the existing space and environment. We have established relationships with likeminded housebuilders, who share our vision & values and are committed to promoting sustainable construction.


The Sustainable Design & Community Code

In order to preserve the places The Ashfield Estate builds, all residents agree to abide by the Design & Community Code. This Code is a guide that defines The Ashfield Estate’s vision and purpose and explains the controls put in place to ensure our communities remain beautiful, practical and sustainable for everyone. 

Achieving our Purpose

There is one other agenda which The Ashfield Estate is very keen to address. ‘Food and Farming’ is a simple title for a fairly complex vision. To make it work, our vision will need support from the community.

Our belief is that people are genuinely interested in food provenance, in how we farm our land, the impact we have on the natural world, and in creating healthier options for our families.

Much effort has also been made to plan new communities which are not dependent on motor cars. While the advent of battery-powered vehicles represents a positive step towards sustainable living, even then there is no doubt that neighbourhoods which favour pedestrians and cyclists are likely to be happier and healthier places to live – not least because they will encourage greater social interaction.