Newton-on-Trent Garden Village Extension


Newton on Trent Garden Village is the name of a proposal to extend the existing village and create new community facilities for the whole village to enjoy.

 

newton sketchThe proposal is focused on land off the north western part of the high street, which is owned by the Arden family.

The Ardens are a family with historic roots in the village going back at least three generations and they will continue to live and work in the heart of the community for generations to come. As a family they are committed to the village and have seen over the years the loss of the pub, Methodist chapel and other facilities that bring people together in the community. Some time ago they obtained planning permission to build a new village hall, which, along with other facilities will be the heart of the new proposal.

Their passion for the village has led them to think about how to make Newton on Trent a sustainable place to live now and in the future.

This has given people in Newton on Trent a highly unique opportunity to consider what facilities needed to support everyday life, maintain existing businesses and services, replace lost ones, and to provide homes that will enable people to live their whole lives in the village if they wish.

The Ardens have a good track record in investing in their village, and the Garden Village extension to Newton on Trent represents the largest investment they will have made to date.  Most smaller rural villages today lack investment on this scale, and many are in slow decline because of changes in public sector funding and policy. This opportunity is highly unique and represents the chance to create and sustain the homes, services, facilities that will provide sustainable living and working and will add vibrancy and resilience to Newton on Trent.

 

 

 

To read more about the proposal and its aims please select from the links below:

The Proposal

Environmental Approach

21st Century Living in a Traditional Rural Setting