Davidsons Homes reaches construction milestone at Hanslope development
More than a third of the homes have now been completed at a new housing development in Hanslope.
Davidsons Homes is building 141 properties at The Wheatfields, off Long Street Road, where construction work began in July 2019.
A total of 62 homes have now been built and occupied at the development, while a further 22 have already been sold or reserved off plan.
Comprising a mix of three, four and five-bedroom houses alongside areas of green open space, The Wheatfields is due to be completed by the end of 2022.
As part of the planning agreement for the development, Davidsons Homes is providing funding of more than £2.2 million towards local services and infrastructure.
Contributions include £1.1 million for education and £200,000 towards local healthcare facilities. A £32,737 community hall contribution, £105,750 neighbourhood play contribution and £137,633 playing field contribution are also being provided.
Simon Tyler, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes South Midlands, said: “This marks a significant milestone in the construction programme at The Wheatfields and reflects the strong demand for homes at the development. With 65 homes now occupied, a thriving community is already beginning to form.
“The Wheatfields is proving to be popular with both Buckinghamshire residents and buyers from London seeking to relocate to a more rural setting – a trend which has grown since the start of the pandemic.
“The development’s close proximity to Milton Keynes means commuters can get to the capital easily by train, while Newport Pagnell and Northampton are just a short drive away.
“It is this combination of good transport links, traditional village shops and pubs, and a tranquil rural location which is proving so appealing to housebuyers.”
As well as the financial contributions being made to Milton Keynes Council, Davidsons Homes has also supported a number of local charities and organisations.
Hanslope Primary School received a tonne of decorative gravel from the housebuilder for one of its new gravel pits, enabling it to create a new learning area for pupils.
Davidsons Homes also donated £250 to Spencer Contact, a Northampton-based second-hand furniture charity, to help support the running costs of one of its delivery vans which service the village.
Meanwhile, Milton Keynes Scout District Scouts received the same amount towards the upgrade of its archery range at The Quarries Campsite in Cosgrove.
Simon added: “In addition to the funding we are providing to deliver infrastructure improvements in the village and surrounding area, we are committed to supporting local charities and community organisations. It has been an especially challenging year for such groups due to closures and a lack of fundraising opportunities, so we have been keen to provide assistance wherever we can.”