Green Light for Hayfield Crescent in the Buckinghamshire Village of Little Kimble

June 7, 2022

Hayfield has received Detailed Planning Approval from Buckinghamshire Council for a £21m development featuring 40 zero carbon ready homes. The prime 6.75-acre (2.73Ha) site is in the Buckinghamshire village of Little Kimble.

Accessed off Risborough Road within the Parish of Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh, Hayfield Crescent will comprise a range of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom executive houses of up to 2,605 sq ft. The development will also incorporate landscaped Public Open Space and a new village shop for the Parish.

Located three miles from Aylesbury, the scheme has been designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape and setting of this picturesque and historic village, which incorporates Griffin House Preparatory School, where past pupils include public figures Arabella Churchill and India Hicks. It is also positioned just two miles away from Little Kimble Railway Station, which provides regular services to Oxford and London Marylebone.

Hayfield’s development site is located directly opposite The Chilterns AONB, and 25% of the landscape-led scheme will be covered by tree canopies to reflect this. By working with the Council’s Landscape Officer, Hayfield has also designed an innovative SUDS pond solution that doubles up as usual open space in dry periods. The extensive new planting and range of additional environmental enhancements will deliver a net biodiversity gain.

Andy Morris, Managing Director of Hayfield, the WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year, said: “We are very pleased to have obtained the green light for this special development and will now make preparations to start on site. This will be our third live development in Buckinghamshire, and we will be building on our reputation for luxury family homes by delivering some the largest houses Hayfield has ever built.

“The plans for each two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom house will feature room dimensions that greatly exceed those typically seen in the new homes market. Our spacious designs and sympathetic architecture – which takes design cues from the plethora of traditional properties in the village – will be combined with a zero carbon ready specification that far exceeds the Future Homes Standard. We are excited to showcase how sustainable living doesn’t need to compromise on luxury.”

The Hayfield Crescent development will incorporate M4(2) and M4(3) ‘lifetime homes’ construction standards to offer enhanced accessibility and adaptability, ensuring the 40 new homes are future-proofed for wheelchair users.

Hayfield will create a new access road and footpaths to adoptable standards from Risborough Road, with the development having been designed to seamlessly assimilate into the surrounding environment. The executive homes have been designed with a high degree of consideration to the local vernacular, with features including brick detailing, traditional porches and brick chimneys. The density of the development will be archetypally Hayfield and much lower than typical new build schemes. 

Hayfield is currently on site delivering over 500 homes at nine developments across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. The company is on track to increase turnover to £150m during 2022.