Model for Sustainable Rural Living
The development of Tresham is founded upon the model for sustainable rural living. This framework is broken out as follows:
- Design: public realm, locally distinctive architecture in an Arcadian setting.
- Construction: high-quality materials, craftsmanship and labour.
- Community facilities: provide for all ages from cradle to armchair.
- Reduce heat & power energy demand: insulation, contemporary construction.
- Maximise use of renewable energy: solar gain, on-site solar farm, GSHP, CHP.
- Locally grown wood chip for Biomass power generation.
Landscape and Green Infrastructure (GI)
- Restoring despoiled landscape to bring it back into active use.
- Substantial tree planting and new woodland creation already underway.
- Large areas of public amenity space: parklands, community orchard, allotments, lakes and paddocks.
- Recreation and sports: cricket pitch and a 5km circuit run.
- Walking and cycling network to wider Deene Estate and surrounding villages.
- Connecting Weldon Park and Langley Coppice.
- Land and buildings for SME’s, rural services including school and shop.
- Super fast broadband and home-office provision.
- Construction training and skills centre: local jobs for local people.
- Local and community food production.
- 25% affordable homes, tenure blind, pepper-potted throughout development.
- Provision of substantial homes and facilities to meet the needs of an ageing population including landmark retirement building with shared facilities.
- Bespoke individual and community custom build and self-build opportunities.
- Integrated transport: walking, cycling, electric bus, local bus, regional bus.
- Dedicated pedestrian and cycle links that connect well to local settlements.
- Provision of electric car charging points and incentives for car sharing.
- Sustainable, integrated water & waste management: reduce, re-use, recycle.
- Ecological improvement and environmental enhancement of the Willow Brook.
Presently we are working closely with the Joint Planning Unit (JPU) of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) and are preparing to submit planning documentation in October 2017 for the 1,500 homes in Tresham Village. The proposal will be to build these houses over a 10 to 15 year period.
This application will be submitted to optimise the following opportunities and has regard for the associated constraints.
- Utilise the despoiled land.
- Protect and enhance key contributors to the landscape character.
- Safeguard the settlement identity of nearby settlements.
- Protect views from nearby settlements.
- Maximise connectivity.
- Extend public right of way network and provide cycle ways.
- Maximise opportunities for biodiversity gain.
- Integrate green infrastructure with sustainable drainage.
In addition, the following key principles will be engaged:
- Strong, permanent boundaries.
- Settlement identity and separation.
- A new centre with primary school and facilities.
- A walkable neighbourhood.
- Retain existing woodland.
- Create external new structural planting.
- Green space and links.
- New footpaths and cycle ways.
- Biodiversity enhancement priorities.
The indicative phase one area is for 6.9 ha of housing, 1.08ha of retirement living and 1.2ha of employment space. In all, this will equate to circa 150 homes and 120 retirement apartments in phase one.
The following images are artist’s impressions of the various areas of Tresham, including the boundaries, housing styles, recreational areas and village entrance.
I visited today 29th June as part of the Boughton House group. Absolutely bowled over by this lovely warm house, its antecedents and history. Above all it felt like a home. Very privileged to be shown the Church especially by Charlotte Brudenell. I can’t praise the family enough for managing the complex preservation issues, but most of all for preserving this magical place for us all. Special thanks for making time for us, your pride in your ancestors is well founded.
Boughton Monuments Guides
On behalf of ladies Probus, Boxmoor I would like to thank you and all your staff for making our visit so enjoyable. I have had so many members come back to me to say how much they enjoyed the day, some telling me that they would recommend you to other clubs they belong to.
Doreen BiddleLadies Probus Group, Boxmoor
Our group found the House really interesting and informative and the gardens were also lovely when we walked around, despite the rain some of the time. We also enjoyed the Light Lunch and the afternoon tea that we all had later on.
Jeffrey FisherEdgware Reform Synagogue
Wow!! What a great day we had. Deene Park was a little hidden gem. What a history it had and on behalf of all my group I would like you to pass on our thanks to our two guides, Ruth (my group) and David. They made the house come alive and had so much knowledge. Please also pass on our thanks to the chef – the food was excellent -and the waitresses who were so pleasant and efficient. All in all it was a wonderful day and I will have no hesitation in recommending Deene Park as a great place to visit.
I pass on our great thanks from all the folks who came from St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s, Woodkirk for a really wonderful visit.
The weather was very kind so we were able to enjoy the lovely gardens and both guides were very informative and friendly and everybody enjoyed their lunch and endless pieces of cake!
The house look superb and the extra displays covering 500 years of the Brudenells life at Deene Park were really informative and helpful.
For my wife Angela and myself it brought back memories of visiting Deene Park literally ten years ago to the day to be interviewed by Edmund and Marian for the post here at East Ardsley – happy memories and also of the butler at the time who I understand has also died.
Please do pass on our thanks to the team and all who helped make our visit very special.
Glenn CogginsVicar at St. Michael’s East Ardsley.
Despite the weather we had a wonderful day with you all and everything worked out so well – the welcome was so warm, and your staff in the kitchen were spot on! Presentation of food was excellent, and I felt the prices were most acceptable! Wendy the guide was quite wonderful, and I hope she realised how much we enjoyed the tour – everybody paid full attention. We were lucky enough to have a window of dry after lunch and were able to get round the grounds and also bought plants!!! We even had a “Gardener’s Question Time” with your Head Gardener who was patient and knew everything we asked! All in all despite the weather we had a really good day. Thank you again, you never know you might see me again – shock horror!!!
Thank you for all your help which contributed to the success of our visit to Deene Park. We all had a very good time, and were blessed with lovely weather to enjoy the garden. Please congratulate your catering team, the food was simply delicious, I chose well and thought the summer pudding one of the best I’d ever tasted!!!!
We had a very good holiday, and, our visit to Deene at the beginning really set the tone for what was to follow, the Guides were also excellent. My thanks for all your endeavours.
Linda DippyUpper Thames & Ridgeway NT Assoc
I would like to thank you for a fabulous visit on Wednesday. Everyone loved it and said there was a lovely atmosphere. The Guide who took my group round was fantastic. Not only was he very knowledgeable but he put it over very clearly and in an interesting manner, we were sorry we had to stop for lunch. The food was delicious and the ladies were friendly and helpful. All in all a perfect day.
A wonderfully presented family home with a history to rival any historic house I have visited. Excellent room guides who were very informative.
J Snedker - April 2015
We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Deene Park today please thank our Guides for making our tours round the many rooms and the information they shared with us so interesting. The cups of tea and choice of cake then gave us the energy to walk round and explore the magnificent gardens and admire the long borders and topiary. We were fortunate to have fine weather and the butterflies, bees and dragonflies were a bonus.
Oundle Historical Society