Kennett Garden Village
Kennett Garden Village will create one of the area’s first sustainable, lower density ‘garden village’ style mixed-use developments. The plan of 500 new homes has been developed with Kennett Community Land Trust (CLT) and local people to deliver an extension to the village of Kennett, carefully integrated with the existing community and offering a wide range of benefits and facilities for everyone.
Bellway Homes has been selected to acquire the land to develop the majority of the site, bringing a wealth of experience in building high-quality homes. Their team joins the partnership with the landowner, Kennett CLT and Palace Green Homes as members of the Development Delivery Board, who will all work together to deliver an exceptional site of the highest quality.
Aligned with our commitment to sustainability, the partnership will create a near net-zero carbon development, with homes that are energy and water efficient, heated by air-source pumps, and benefitting from solar panels and electric vehicle charging. The development will also enhance the natural environment to achieve a net-gain in biodiversity, with a range of newly created, accessible green spaces and sustainable urban drainage systems.
Of the 500 homes to be built, 150 will be provided as affordable housing and 60 of these will be made available through the Kennett Community Land Trust – primarily for local people with links to Kennett. Our ‘infrastructure first’ approach will benefit the existing and future community, with new roads, open spaces and a primary school built as part of the first phase. A retirement village and a commercial area form the longer-term plan in this exciting and ambitious project that will enhance the existing community of Kennett and welcome new residents to the area.