Hunts Grove is a new sustainable community nestled at the edge of the Cotswold escarpment which combines the convenience of proximity to historic Gloucester with easy access to the M5 and the rural Severn Vale.
Planning approval was granted in 2008 for the development of 105 Ha of land for 1,750 dwellings, a neighbourhood centre area with business uses including a small supermarket and a pub, a site for a church and a primary school. To further enhance the environment there will be natural open space, sports pitches and play facilities, allotments and a community hall.
The design of the houses will suit all tastes from traditional architecture to reflect aspects of the surrounding villages, to houses and flats that are more urban/contemporary in style. Housing density has been given great consideration to ensure it is a low as possible, with proper parking provision.
All homes will be within convenient walking distance of public transport with regular bus services connecting to Gloucester and Stroud. New business space is also being developed on the Waterwells Business Park. Waterwells is a key business location for Gloucestershire and comprises a wide range of office and business units which lie within easy walking and cycling distance of Hunts Grove. The development is also conveniently located for the recently improved junction 12 of the M5, providing easy commuter access to Bristol in the south and Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Birmingham to the north.
The first phase of this new community will have a wide variety of homes ranging from one and two bedroom properties to detached four and five bedroom houses with garages and dedicated parking. Homes at Whitstone Hundred, the first phase of Hunts Grove developed by Crest Nicholson, will be both affordable and designed to the high standards the Company is known for.
All homes will be built to the latest energy efficient standards. The scheme is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the site; this will be achieved through Code for Sustainable Homes level 3, a Government requirement. Many of the environmental benefits have been discreetly integrated into the plots such as:
*Applies to houses only.
- Either a dedicated bike shed or enlarged garage to store bicycles
- A water butt*
- Compost bin*
- A rotary clothes drier*
- Kitchen bins designed to segregate waste
- Access to allotments to grow your own food
- Access to a regular bus service
- Water run off from drive ways are designed to percolate through stone beds and planted attenuation basins to improve the water quality.*
Future development at Hunts Grove
Hunts Grove is a key component of Stroud District Council’s housing strategy to 2031. A 500 dwelling extension to Hunts Grove, on Land South of Haresfield Lane, is proposed in Stroud’s draft Local Plan. Crest Nicholson will be consulting with the local community on the proposed extension in 2014.
For more information on the consultation activities relating to Hunts Grove please see the Consultation section of this website.