Rural housing scheme wins CPRE Sussex Countryside Award

Hastoe South Development team has won the ‘Making Places Design Award’ at the 2017 CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards for the affordable housing scheme at Ostlers Field, Brede.
The award celebrates the good design of new builds, restoration or conservation projects across the county. The judges were looking for designs which are sympathetic to their locality and topography, are resource efficient and have a positive effect on biodiversity.

Ostlers Field is a rural development of ten dwellings for affordable rent and three homes for shared ownership. All homes were built to Sustainable Homes Code 4, which exceeds current building regulation standards and allows residents to benefit from lower energy costs.

Karen Hillhouse, Hastoe Regional Head of Development for the south, said: “We are thrilled that our affordable housing development in Brede has been recognised by these awards.

“Hastoe takes great pride in helping rural communities thrive by building affordable, energy efficient homes that fit with the local vernacular of the village. The homes at Ostlers Field have helped ensure that local families can stay living in and contributing to the area that they were born in, grew up in or work in.

"This fantastic achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff at Hastoe and our commitment to providing high quality, affordable homes for the people of rural communities. Congratulations to all who were involved in bringing forward these homes for the local people of Brede and Broad Oak.”

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