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Latest research released by Play England reveals that a lack of dedicated community space impedes a child’s opportunities to play outdoors, as well as demonstrating that outdoor play has the capacity to bring communities together. 40% of the adults surveyed said that children playing outside improves community spirit, and almost half believe that it helps families to get to know each other, essentially fostering community cohesion. It is clear therefore that the importance of developments with communal areas has never been more apparent.

The Hollies in Harrietsham is a prime example of award-winning developer, Crest Nicholson’s commitment to creating developments with well-designed communal outdoor space at their heart. The development boasts the infrastructure to cultivate enduring communities, with a children’s play park at its core on an attractive village green. However, the means with which to build a community at The Hollies does not end there.

The semi-rural village of Harrietsham also has its own primary school, post office, village pub, doctor’s surgery and veterinary clinic, providing the ultimate backdrop against which the local population can thrive.

Annette Cole, Sales & Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson Eastern, commented: “A fundamental part of the design process when devising a new development is ensuring that the mix of homes, the layout of the streets and the on-site facilities are appropriate to the location and the scale of the development to ensure that a cohesive community can be nurtured.

“The siting of The Hollies allows residents to benefit from the existing community in Harrietsham whilst also becoming part of a burgeoning new community while the layout of the development has been devised to engender a sense of community, with the play area at it heart. As more residents move in it’s a joy to see a happy new community developing making most of their new life here.”

As a collection of two and three-bedroom cottages and four-bedroom family houses, The Hollies is designed to appeal to both growing and established families, who are looking for the peace and tranquillity of village life while still being in easy reach of Ashford and Maidstone town centres, which provide local amenities.

A range of two, three and four-bedroom homes is currently available for sale. All homes blend traditional exteriors with characterful well-planned internal layouts that maximise space and provide practical living space of the highest quality.

The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available on all properties at the development. Two-bedroom houses are available from £235,000 or an affordable £188,000 with Help to Buy, a three-bedroom house from £262,500 or £210,000 with Help to Buy and a four-bedroom home from £307,500 or £246,000 with Help to Buy. Other purchasing schemes are also available on enquiry.

For further details, please contact the sales and marketing suite on 01622 235 593 or visit