The UK’s most sustainable property development site, Springfield Meadows in Oxfordshire, has hosted the first ever One Planet Living® community event. Organised by Ssassy Property and Greencore Construction, on Wednesday 15th September residents were able to chat with One Planet Living® about how to green their living habits further, with myenergi to discuss all things renewable energy in the home, including Zappi car charging points and the local Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) who will monitor the wildlife and biodiversity of the project for the next 5 years and report back to the residents. All residents have also been given complimentary BBOWT membership when they moved into their new house.
Representatives from all companies were also on hand to take residents through the biodiversity measures that have been implemented, as well as the carbon performance of the site and the electric car club. This followed the Springfield Meadows Open Day for prospective buyers to get their hands on the keys to the last remaining available property.
Green living and sustainable construction sets Springfield Meadows apart from most UK residential property developments. Currently, it is thought to be the UK’s leading sustainable private residential property development. What’s more, it is now becoming one of the most thriving communities for residents – both in the houses and outside in the wildlife areas.
Ian Pritchett and James Pritchett of Ssassy Property and Greencore Construction delivered an update to residents on progress at Springfield Meadows before handing over to Bioregional, who shared the One Planet Living® framework and action plan with residents. Residents also had the opportunity to try out HIYA electric cars, and found out more about wildlife features for gardens with BBOWT.
In 2019, Springfield Meadows was awarded Bioregional’s One Planet Living® Global Leader status. The certificate champions a holistic approach to new-build developments, ensuring that they are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and landscape-led to respect existing nature in the area.
James Pritchett of Greencore Construction said: “With only one home left on the market at Springfield Meadows, we’re pleased with how positive the response has been to this sustainable development. Our buyers are outstanding in their commitment to uphold this respect for nature and sustainability in the community.”