September 2, 2022

Award-winning housebuilder Hayfield has started work on a £21m development in West Lavington on the outskirts of Devizes.

Foundation and groundworks are underway at Hayfield Rise, where Hayfield, ‘WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year’ will deliver 50 zero carbon ready luxury homes.

The new development follows the success of Hayfield Wood in Blunsdon and demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing the Hayfield portfolio within the Wiltshire area.

The prime eight-acre (3.22 Ha) site in the village of West Lavington, on the north edge of the Salisbury Plain, will feature a range of bungalows, maisonettes and two, three, four and five-bedroom executive houses.

Up to 30% of the new homes will be affordable, with a tenure split of 60% affordable rented (nine) and 40% shared ownership (six). All homes will have designated parking, with many benefiting from garages. Visitor parking spaces will also be widely available.

Andy Morris, Managing Director of Hayfield, said: “Breaking ground at Hayfield Rise is just the start of this exciting new development which is set to bring more of our sustainable homes to the Wiltshire property market while also creating jobs and investment in the local area.

“We are confident that thanks to thoughtful design, our considerable environmental enhancements and the high specification that sets Hayfield apart from other developers, Hayfield Rise is set to become one of our most eco-efficient and luxurious new developments.

“We have already received a high number of enquiries and we look forward to our first homeowners moving in early next year.”

As part of the development, 20 designated drop-off car parking spaces will be provided at Dauntsey Academy Primary School for the use of parents and carers.

An area of open space will also be included along with a fully equipped play area, native tree planting and a new area of pollen and nectar-rich wildflowers.

Outline planning permission for the site was granted by Wiltshire Council in 2021, with full planning secured in May this year.

The scheme will see the creation of a new access road and footpaths to adoptable standards from Lavington Lane, with the development design supplementing existing mature hedgerows and trees. The executive homes have been designed to be in keeping with existing local properties and will feature including brick detailing and traditional porches. Predominantly heritage red brickwork will be complemented by dark grey feature window frames, and traditional brown and grey roof tiles.

All new Hayfield homes are zero carbon ready and exceed the government’s Future Homes Standard – which will be mandatory from 2025 – and include innovative solutions installed as standard, such as air-source heat pumps, increased insulation, water efficiency measures and electric vehicle charge points. Hayfield is committed to being a sustainable developer and has pledged to be net zero by 2030.

Located five miles from the medieval market town of Devizes, Hayfield Rise is easily accessible to the vibrant towns of Salisbury, Bath and Swindon. There are direct trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo.

The first homes will be available to buy in November.