Jones Homes has acquired 9.8 acres of land to create a new village in Derbyshire.
Van Dyk Village has been designed to have the look and feel of a village which has evolved over decades, using differing styles of architecture. Houses will be a mixture of stone, varying colours and types of brick and render and even the road surfaces will vary throughout the site.
A focal point will be the five-bedroom Manor House, visible from the entrance to the new village.
The remaining homes will include terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.
The village landscape will include open spaces, with a village green featuring a pond.
The innovative design approach has been developed by Jones Homes in conjunction with Bolsover District Council’s planning team.
David Ruffley, Regional Director for Jones Homes, said: “The task of planning a new village brings great responsibility.
“We have taken our time to work with the local planners to ensure what we are creating is an attractive development and we are almost ready to unveil the final details of the plans.
“Our designers have taken inspiration from some exemplary new homes developments around the country and from more traditional village architecture.
“We are looking forward to the launch of the development in the early part of the year as we put Van Dyk Village on the map.”
Set in the grounds of the former Southgate Estate off the A619 Worksop Road in Chesterfield, the land was most recently used as a garden centre.
In the past it housed stables, servant accommodation and outbuildings belonging to Southgate House, which is now a hotel.
The sale of the land for development is helping to fund the expansion of the hotel to ensure it continues to thrive and support the wider local economy.
As part of the planning consent for Van Dyk Village, archaeologists have been working on the site since the summer and Jones Homes is supporting their work.