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.
Our members were so enthusiastic about the pleasure they all had from the visit to Deene Park – so much to see, so much to learn and to enjoy. We are indebted to you and all the staff for giving us such a perfect day. Your guides are so clearly committed to Deene Park, its history and the family and it showed in the way they communicated their story. Margaret, who was with me in group 3 and struggles with getting around, has particularly asked me to pass on thanks to Joan who looked after her with stairs and chairs. Full marks also for lunch and tea and your cheery staff serving us. Finally I have to say that the gardens are looking gorgeous, even after the battering of rain they had had. Thank you so much.
Barnet National Trust Association12th June 2019
Just to say a very big thank you to you for your patience and help, given that we were almost an hour late for our tour. We all thought the house and grounds were absolutely delightful and the historical talk you gave was pleasant, amusing and enjoyable. Thank you so much, once again, we all felt very privileged to have been able to not only visit Deene Park, but have had the exclusivity of a private viewing.
Offley Car Club10th May 2018
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.
Just a brief note to let you know how much our Reiki Alliance group enjoyed the visit to Deene Park.
There were many comments about how lovely the house, gardens and grounds were and how friendly and helpful the staff were. The overseas members of our group who met and spoke with the Brudenell family were most impressed and delighted that they were so approachable – something that would never happen in their home country.
The cream tea was enjoyed by all and most wished the visit could have lasted longer. Many thanks for your help in organising our visit.
Reiki Alliance26th May 2019
Our guide was Andrew the Head Gardener who is to be congratulated for his depth of knowledge about the origins of the gardens. He had studied the original records of the early days of the Brudenell/Cardigan family and produced a very interesting talk and tour. His passion and vision for the garden is refreshing and has produced a wonderful collection of “Cottage Garden” plants that flourish through the seasons with the encouragement of Mrs Brudenell. The Estate now has a lovely wooden framed shop selling plants and memorabilia pertaining to Deene Park. I’d love some of his Cottage Garden seeds! Very enjoyable couple of hours and the sun shone which is a bonus. Highly recommend.
On behalf of the Fuchsia friendship travel club, I should like to thank you and all your team for the wonderful reception we received and care and attention during our visit. The ladies doing the food were so friendly and caring going out of their way to satisfy our needs! The tour guides in the house had a wealth of information, sometimes too much to take in, there was so much history to absorb about the family. Even the gardeners were giving us tips on growing their plants. Thank you for making our visit so enjoyable.
Barbara Barker19th June 2018
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 our ladies who visited on Thursday 27th June a big thank you to all at Deene Park who made our visit so enjoyable. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and Wendy gave us the most interesting historical tour and insight of what is involved living in and running a grand house – we even had a glimpse of the chatelaine herself. We all agreed that, along with the glorious weather which showed the garden at its best, it was the most enjoyable of all our trips and many of us plan a return visit.
Manor Arts Group27th June 2019
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
We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Deene Park today. Please thank your guides for making our tour around the many rooms and the information they shared with us so interesting. The cups of tea and choice of cake 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
Thank you very much for all your organisation. The arrangements worked well. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, in fact everyone was most welcoming. Please pass on to all the staff our grateful thanks for all their help and effort in making our day such an interesting and pleasant experience.
Cambridge District Pensioners’ Club18th June 2019
Our members were so pleased with all the arrangements made for our club visit on Wednesday they have asked me to thank you, the staff and volunteers for making the visit such a pleasure.
Peterborough Probus 743rd July 2019
Thank you so much for all your help in arranging Ed and Jenny’s wedding at Deene Park. It was a long time ago when we came to Deene Park and despite the rain we knew straight away that this was the right place for us. The House and Gardens were wonderful and we were very impressed by you, Tina and you completely lived up to our first impressions. You have been an absolute rock throughout for Ed and Jenny and we really appreciate everything you have done. Saturday was one of the happiest days of our lives.
Sarah Mellor5th June 2018