At the beginning of the year, you may have heard the news that the Government was putting forward 14 new ‘garden villages’ as part of their housing development plans. But, what you may not have heard, is that one of those said garden villages in now taking shape in the form of Upper Longcross in the Runnymede borough of Surrey. Not only that, but it’s set to be open imminently this spring! If you’d like to learn more about this new development, read on…
What is a Garden Village?
So, we’ll start off by explaining what a garden village is as it’s not exactly an everyday term. Essentially, a garden village is a development of houses, facilities and amenities that form a brand new, stand-alone community. From schools to transport, a garden village has absolutely everything it needs for the people who live there!
What’s Upper Longcross
Upper Longcross is the newest of the garden villages, constructed by developers Crest Nicholson, and is situated on the former DERA site near Chertsey. The current development is of 20 homes, consisting of 2 to 5 bedroom houses and one to two bedroom apartments. Upper Longcross is just the start of what will be a thriving, complete community in Surrey!
Why Would You Want to Live Here?
So why is Upper Longcross a desirable place to live? Well, the most obvious benefit is that everything is brand new and therefore in perfect condition, which is always lovely when moving somewhere new. It also means that the latest issues and technologies are taken into account throughout the building process. For example, Upper Longcross is built with a strong focus on energy efficiency, which is an incredibly important part of both the way we live today and how we’ll live in the future. The housing development is also built with its natural surroundings in mind, working harmoniously with the abundance of woodlands and natural, open spaces it is settled amongst, as well as the existing quaint villages of Surrey. This makes Crest Nicholson’s garden village not only practical and efficient, but a beautiful place to live.
What is There to Do?
As we mentioned, Upper Longcross is surrounded by green spaces, making it perfect for Sunday afternoon strolls or morning dog walks. There are also cycle paths that connect Upper Longcross with the wider Longcross community, giving you a peaceful detachment but making it easy enough to get to. Some of Surrey’s more prominent towns are also very nearby, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore the county in its full glory! As Crest Nicholson’s garden village develops, there will also be a wealth of activities and facilities right on your doorstep, making it the perfect place to live.
The development of Crest Nicholson’s garden village in Upper Longcross is set to open any day now, so make sure you register your interest if you want to be in with a chance of snagging one of the highly-coveted properties!