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.
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 was 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 Association
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
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
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
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 around the grounds and also bought plants! We even had a “Gardener’s Question Time” with the 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.
JanetWednesday 18th May 2016
Many thanks, once again, for ensuring that we had such a great day at Deene Park. We managed to dodge most of the showers – indeed from the photos, you wouldn’t think we had any rain at all today!
Please thank Sue on the gate and everyone in the House and Tea Room who made us all so welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the house and its beautiful gardens which were looking wonderful today. The history of the Brudenell family is amazing and so well presented. You felt more a house guest than a visitor and the guides did a great job in bringing everything to life.
Riley Register16th June 2019
We had a terrific time at Deene Park. Please pass on our thanks firstly to the owners, but also to everyone else who contributed to such a delightful afternoon. We know it takes an awful lot of work by unseen staff, as well as those we met, in order for these events to be successful. We were made very welcome by the lady on the gate and had a fascinating insight into Deene Park’s history by our tour guide. The gardeners too are to be commended for the outstanding plants, inside the house and grounds. All in all, a splendid house, in a fabulous setting. What better way to spend a summer afternoon. We certainly hope to visit again.
Averil & Lloyd FaireyAugust 2015
Just to say thank you for arranging our visit to Deene Park, which was much appreciated by our group. Also thank you to Mrs Brudenell for greeting us so warmly – it is certainly a lovely house to live in. There is so much potential for the gardens, which are being well tended by Andrew.
Historic Roses Group20th June 2018
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
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
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
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
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