Housebuilder provdes a breath of fresh air for Buckinghamshire residents
Residents at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Buckinghamshire development can reap the benefits of the open space that surrounds Kingsbrook.
The Burcott lane development is a unique, multi-award winning development in the heart of the beautiful Aylesbury Vale that has been designed in conjunction with the RSPB.
According to research, living within 300m of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth, and life satisfaction. Studies have shown that daily contact with nature, even in urban green spaces, results in physical and psychological benefits.
The development is 60% open space and is surrounded by 250 acres of open space with parks, an orchard, a lake and myriad opportunities to be close to nature. Living near green spaces has been shown to reduce the number of health complaints reported to GPs as well as reducing how affected people feel by stressful situations.
Kingsbrook is the first scheme to pioneer a new approach to nature friendly housing, and is designed to enable wildlife to thrive alongside new housing and residents.
Research from the Design Council confirms that vegetation also provides an opportunity for people to be close to ‘nature’, with the associated positive impact that this can bring in terms of mental health and the simple pleasure of experiencing trees, birds, squirrels, ladybirds and other wildlife in an urban situation.
The overall Kingsbrook development benefits from wildlife corridors that allow nature to move around and through the green space and residential areas as well an abundance of open green space including ponds, parks, meadows and orchards. The development has a sustainable urban drainage system where rainwater is directed along ‘rills’ and ‘swales’ on the surface, using nature to clean the water and providing a home for wildlife. Many of the properties include wildlife friendly features such as swift bricks, bat boxes and hedgehog highways.
Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “In addition to building high-quality houses, we are keen to give people the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits that living close to an abundance of green space can bring.
“Kingsbrook is a thriving community that shows how people and nature can live harmoniously together.”
For more information about Kingsbrook or to book an appointment call the Barratt Homes sales team on 0333 355 8500 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 0333 355 8501. Alternatively, visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/buckinghamshire/h764601-orchard-green-@-kingsbrook/ or https://www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/buckinghamshire/h762101-david-wilson-homes-@kingsbrook/.