Shanly Homes, the South East England based independent property developer, is nearing completion of work on the first hamlet in the South Downs for a generation.
The scheme of 18 family houses is to be known as Lavington Weald, providing new homes within the South Downs National Park.
The homes are being built on adjacent land to and in partnership with Seaford College and will reflect the design and appearance of historical homes in the local area.
Built on previously developed Brownfield land, the development is to be named Lavington Weald.
Decided in consultation with the College and local authority, the name reflects the location of the site and its position between the existing villages of East and West Lavington.
The homes will be set around a new village green and Shanly Homes will be using traditional materials that reflect the design and appearance of homes across the area, including golden stone, flint, brick and tile.
The homes will have stunning views of the South Downs as well as historic woodland.
Additionally, to respect the sensitivity of the National Park and in agreement with Chichester District Council, the development will also see a significant amount of land on the college site returned to open green space.
David Huggett, Managing Director of Shanly Homes, Leatherhead said: “This is a very special development, new housing in the National Park is rare and we are delighted that the College have chosen Shanly Homes as their partner.
“We’ve worked closely with the College, local authority and the National Park Authority to ensure this development meets their exacting standards and that it properly reflects the rich history of the South Downs.”
John Green, Headmaster of Seaford College said: “Since the start of the development, Shanly Homes has worked well with the school to ensure the sensitivity required for this type of development was thoroughly understood.
The new homes have retained the very special character of the South Downs and fit in sympathetically with the landscape.”