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Chapmanslade Primary School pupils open play space at Honey Glade.  The local pupils undertook a special assignment – that of testing the new play equipment in their village.

Anniversary woodland planted to celebrate 30th year in business

The new children’s play area has been created by Newland Homes at its Honey Glade development.  The pupils from Willow class were invited to give it a try to officially open it to the public.

The new play equipment is set within a large area of open space, backing onto an extensive swathe of established woodland.  Newland Homes has planted a new area of anniversary woodland around the play area to celebrate its 30th year in business.  Also planted was a wildflower meadow to encourage wildlife and biodiversity.  This has created habitats for a wide range of species including bees.

Alison Bowen, Sales Manager for Newland Homes, comments: “We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Chapmanslade Primary School whilst creating Honey Glade.  The pupils and staff have visited the site many times and worked with us on a number of projects.  Each time we’ve been so impressed with the attitude of the children and the inspiring and caring nature of the teaching staff.   It seemed fitting that they should officially open the new play space.”

Pupils gain an understanding about sustainability

Rob Cottrell, Head Teacher at Chapmanslade Primary School commented: “We are very grateful to the team at Newland Homes for their continued work with our school.  Our year one and two pupils were absolutely overjoyed to be invited down to have a first go in the new play park.  The whole relationship with Newland Homes has been a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to gain more of an understanding about sustainability.  We are so lucky that our school is in such a gorgeous area and it’s wonderful to see the new developments being so conscious of protecting this.”

Homes utilise the latest renewable technology

Over 40 families already call Honey Glade their home and the sense of community is flourishing.  All the homes at Honey Glade are zero carbon, utilising the latest renewable technology for heat and power.  This includes air source heat pumps and solar panels, along with high levels of insulation.

Last remaining property for sale

The 4.5 acre brownfield site originally formed part of Barters Farm commercial plant nursery just off the High Street in Chapmanslade.  Just one, four bedroom detached ‘Sherston’ home remains for sale at Honey Glade.  The Sherston is a double-fronted home which looks out over the play area and woodland.  It has a dual aspect kitchen, dining and sun lounge, boasting floor to ceiling windows.  These provide a panoramic view of the south-facing garden to the rear.

Pupils involved in the naming of Honey Glade

Pupils from Chapmanslade Primary School had a say in the naming of the ‘climate conscious’ development.  They suggested the name ‘Honey Glade’ as the village respects wildlife and the honey reference was a ‘sweet’ choice in their opinion.   The pupils’ idea is also referenced in the new street names too, with one of the new addresses being Honey Gardens.

Pupils donned their copywriting hats

Older pupils at Chapmanslade Primary School wholeheartedly embraced the offer from Newland Homes to take part in a creative writing competition last year.  They donned their copywriting hats to write an advertisement for the new homes.  Six pupils subsequently visited the Honey Glade showhome with a professional videographer to film their advertisement.  Pupils also made bee and bug hotels for the development.  The finished articles took pride of place in the showhome garden.

School tours for prospective parents

Chapmanslade Primary School is currently holding tours for prospective 2024/25 parents of reception pupils.  The school also has some spaces available in years one through to six for new pupils.  Please phone the school on 01373 832367 to arrange a visit.

To book a tailor-made appointment of the last remaining home available at Honey Glade in Chapmanslade please call 01373 476766.  Tailor-made appointments are available daily, between 11am and 5pm.  For further information visit or follow Newland Homes on social media @newlandhomes

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