Contributing to the local community
As well as providing much-needed new housing for the Abbots Langley area, our development will contribute towards a range of local services and infrastructure provisions through a Section 106 agreement.
As a considerate, responsible housebuilder, we feel it is very important to support the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes.
We are therefore pleased to announce that our significant financial contributions towards the local community, agreed as part of the approved planning permission, will include:
- A serviced parcel of land for a brand new primary school which will be located adjacent to the new homes
- Community Infrastructure Levy contributions of more than £860,000 towards local infrastructure
- Public open space including an equipped play area for children
- Financial contributions of £6,000 towards a Travel Plan Evaluation
- Financial contributions of £40,000 towards sustainable transport measures
We will also make financial contributions towards the provision of a new midi-roundabout in Woodside Road, to provide safe access in/out of the development and to accommodate traffic generated by the school, including school buses.
Neha and Pritesh get the 'wow' factor at High Elms
Neha and Pritesh had been looking for a new home in Hertfordshire without success for six months – but that all changed the moment they set eyes on High Elms!
“We came across the development by accident, and we knew it was the right place straight away,” says Neha, a pharmacy manager in Northwood, north London.
“Then we saw the development’s ‘Gosford’ house design, and we thought it was beautiful, with a good garden front and back – and the show home was gorgeous. We thought it was the ideal starter home.”
Neha (28) has been living in the attractive, mid-terraced home for about a month now. Pritesh, a live motion graphics producer, will move in after the couple get married in Sutton Coldfield next June.
The couple’s home is opposite green open space within our High Elms development and also next to the 110-acre Leavesden Country Park, the grounds of an old Victorian hospital and orphanage.
“My favourite room in the house? Probably the living room,” adds Neha. “It gets lots of sunlight!”
Neha also finds the location of the development very handy, being just a 25-minute drive to work, while the large village of Abbots Langley offers plenty of useful amenities, with a good selection of shops within five minutes’ walk of home.
Lola and Daniel get a fresh start in a fairytale home at High Elms
First-time buyers Lola Garcia Dianez and her partner Daniel Staunton-Jameson are completely spellbound by their stunning new three-bedroom home at our High Elms development.
Having previously rented a two-bedroom house in nearby Bushey, the couple moved into their fabulous ‘Gosford’ property in August and are now enjoying life in their new home.
“We knew we wanted a new-build house,” Lola (29) explains. “And the ‘Gosford’ really does feel like a fairytale home. We completely fell in love with both the house and the development as soon as we saw them.
“What I really love about the house is that it’s got this unique, modern feel to it and the garden is absolutely huge. Being from Spain originally, I really like the style of English properties and this particular home ticked all the boxes for me.
“The buying process was really great and Caroline in the Taylor Wimpey sales office was just lovely and was there whenever we needed her. I can’t speak highly enough of her or how smooth the entire process was for us.”
While Lola is a Design Coordinator for a construction firm based in Uxbridge, Daniel (29) works as Quantity Surveyor in London.
“Having previously commuted from Bushey, I’m perfectly happy with driving to and from work, while Daniel is able to get the train into the city so he can avoid all the traffic,” adds Lola. “In terms of transport links, we are in a great location and have easy access to both the M25 and the M1.
“There is a small Tesco store very near to us which means we’re able to pop out for all the little things we need like bread and milk, while a larger supermarket is only a little bit further down the road. There’s also a number of good schools locally, which will come in handy when we have our own children.
“All in all, we’re very happy with the house and the wider area, and we hope to spend many happy years at High Elms.”