First Phase Of Larkfleet's Oakham Heights Development Named As Leighfield Park
Published by Mike Holland for Larkfleet Homes in Housing
Housebuilder and developer Larkfleet Group (www.larkfleetgroup.co.uk) has named the first phase of its major urban expansion of Oakham, located on land between the Oakham bypass and Barleythorpe Road, ‘Leighfield Park’.
Larkfleet Group company Hawksmead gained planning approval for 143 new homes as part of the first phase of Oakham Heights at the end of last year.
All 143 properties at Leighfield Park will have solar PV (photovoltaic) panels fitted as standard so homebuyers can benefit from reduced energy bills. The PV panels will produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days.
Larkfleet will also make allotments available for all residents at the current market value in order to encourage a sustainable lifestyle and community.
Leighfield Park will offer traditional styled one, two, three, four and five bedroom properties starting from £124,995.
Some properties on the Leighfield Park development will be available through the government-backed FirstBuy scheme. With the help of FirstBuy, homebuyers have the chance to take up a five-year interest-free loan meaning they could own a Larkfleet home sooner than they thought. Purchasing a Larkfleet property in Oakham could even be cheaper than renting a property with the help of FirstBuy.
Leighfield Park properties will be aimed at families looking for a stylish and traditional home that allows them to enjoy rural life whilst still benefiting from good transport links to surrounding towns and cities.
The overall planning approval for Oakham Heights also includes a continuing care retirement community, a care home and around 30 acres of offices as well as parks and open spaces, children’s play areas and a new local centre. Planning approval also includes improved transport links with new cycle, footpath and bus routes.
In total, 1,100 high quality homes could eventually be constructed over 15 years in ten phases.
Integral parts of the proposals for the development are a new permanent enhanced and enlarged home for the Rutland County Show and new improved facilities for the town’s football, rugby and other clubs.
Rutland County Council also recently approved outline planning permission for a hotel and detailed planning permission for an adjoining 180-cover Marston’s Inns and Taverns pub/restaurant.
Jason Colmer, sales director for Larkfleet Homes, commented: “With house prices in Oakham well above the national average, Leighfield Park will provide homebuyers with a helping hand onto the housing ladder. The government’s First Buy scheme and Larkfleet’s many incentive schemes can really make the difference to those looking to buy a home.
“The sustainable nature of the properties will benefit residents in years in come and the location of the site is ideal for those who enjoy rural life but need reliable transport links.”
To register your interest in Leighfield Park and Larkfleet’s homebuyer incentives please contact 01572 722262.