Land Trust to manage green space at Stortford's St Michael's Hurst
The Land Trust is now managing the green space at Bishop's Stortford's St Michael's Hurst estate.
The development – which includes the newly-planted, 40-acre (16-hectare) Bat Willow Hurst Country Park – has been added to its portfolio of three sites in England along with St Luke's Park in Runwell, Essex.
Both residential sites have been developed by Countryside Properties, which works in partnership with the Land Trust at the Beaulieu development in Chelmsford.
Alan Carter, the trust's director of portfolio management, said: "We are delighted to begin management of these fantastic sites and add them to our growing portfolio of residential service charge spaces.
"While the Land Trust is still relatively new to this area of work, we believe our placekeeping philosophy brings communities together and makes a difference in a market where too often residents are left exposed to rising prices with no power to do anything about it. We put the needs of the residents first while delivering charitable outcomes at the same time.
"We know that spending time in well-managed green space has a positive effect on people's physical and mental health and also delivers a host of economic and social benefits, and we look forward to delivering high-quality green space management and working with the residents to build their communities and make a positive impact on their lives."
Countryside is building up to 489 new homes as part of the Bishop's Stortford North development of more than 2,500 properties at St Michael's Hurst and Stortford Fields.