The golden age of housebuilding, which ran from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, produced millions of homes in which people still want to live today. We want to take the best of that period: the variation in design given order by simple repetition, the ubiquitous front and back gardens, the use of hedges, tree and lawns and the grouping of homes with other local amenities.
To this we want to add the demands of the modern age; smart and connected living, green open space and local shopping, employment, education and healthcare.
Welborne Garden Village will be the first realisation of the Welborne blueprint; a traditional English garden village, fit for the modern age and for the next one hundred years.
This is a development between the South Downs National Park and coast in Hampshire, and comprises up to 6,000 homes, shops, schools, employment and local facilities within an attractive, walkable and leafy environment. With high standards if design and construction, the character of Welborne will be sympathetic to the local landscape and neighbouring villages.
Buckland Development Ltd (Buckland), the Master Developer of Welborne, is pursuing an approach to development that is widely different from the standard house builder model. Different because Buckland is focused on a consistent, long-term vision that prioritises patient investment and delivery ahead of short term financial returns. The focus is on place-making rather than just housing numbers.
There is a genuine aspiration to create a popular place to live, work and visit that will stand the test of time and create a lasting legacy.