Planning Minister visits award winning new homes development
Nick Boles, the Government’s Planning Minister, has paid a visit to Davidsons Homes award winning ‘Millbrook’ development in Melbourne.
The development was one of the winners of a ‘Built for Life’ award which were announced by the minister at a national housing event at Nottingham Trent University. The event, which focussed on the design of homes and developments, was attended by house builders, industry professionals, MPs and students. Davidsons also picked up a second award for their ‘Baker’s Croft’ development in Ibstock.
‘Built for Life’ is a government endorsed standard for well designed homes and neighbourhoods and is awarded to new housing developments that have been judged to be attractive, functional and sustainable places. It reflects the Government’s commitment to build more homes, better homes and involve local communities in planning.
Planning minister Nick Boles said: “Building for Life principals show the importance of good design in creating vibrant places and beautiful buildings and the benefits it can bring in making development acceptable to people living next door. They are an incredibly useful guide for all involved in development and bring big benefits for both builders and buyers.”
James Wilson MD of Davidsons said “We are delighted to receive this award. We designed the new streets at ‘Millbrook’ to feature village greens, wide pavements and extended pathways leading to existing town amenities. We wanted to produce a development that matched the centre of Melbourne in feel and appearance, and that would be a great place to live. We are even more delighted to have received a second ‘Built for Life’ award, for our recent development at Ibstock in Leicestershire”.