The Proposal

A Vision For The Village – a community by you, for you…


The Newton on Trent Garden Village aims to provide everything a vibrant and cohesive community needs, including generous facilities for leisure, sport and play.

Child reading book outdoor

The involvement of local people in identifying their priorities has ensured that this extension to Newton on Trent will become a natural evolution of the village. From this, carefully considered architectural design and landscaping will respect the character of the village, the natural environment and have a low carbon footprint.

Paar Senioren wandert mit Hund

Newton on Trent will become a village that that offers more choice for people and enable them live in the village as their lifestyles change over time.

There will be safe walks linking the village and the surrounding countryside. The village extension will include substantial green spaces including meadows, watercourses, woodland and safe play areas.

Friends sitting on the grass, enjoying an outdoors music, culture, community event, festival.

New community facilities will create spaces that can be used for events, clubs and societies and be a place for people to meet and socialise. New public spaces will allow community events to be held such as local produce and craft shows.


All of the above will help the village to be more sustainable and be a great place to live.



Following consultations, the proposal includes:

  • A village hub including licenced bar and café looking out over a village pond and including space to hold meetings and activities for clubs and societies to use.
  • A community green designed for multiple uses such as outdoor classroom space and community events
  • Enclosed walking trails around the site which includes ideas for a trim trail and a dog agility trail.
  • New footpath and cycle path to Laughterton connecting the village to wider pathways to the River Trent and beyond.
  • A range of new habitats to enhance biodiversity and provide opportunities for the enjoyment of nature by local people.
  • Extensive green corridors, streams and swales to create attractive walking and public space areas.
  • Community food and foraging opportunities through allotment pods and linear orchards which follow the roads and footpaths around the site and will
  • Up to 325 new homes comprising a range of housing types and styles to provide flexible, lifetime, and affordable homes.
  • Homes that are energy efficient and are built to high environmental standards
  • Homes that reflect the character of the village
  • Buildings that make use of sustainable materials and are of a high design quality.
  • Offsite options for the provision of a dedicated football pitch.
  • A business barn to provide flexible space for new and existing businesses, and to support those working from home with onsite reception, postal and reprographic services, and meeting space.


Community Facilities

Travel & Transport


Biodiversity & Landscape

Culture & Heritage


Essential Infrastructure (Available soon)