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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.


Bolnore Village on the edge of Haywards Heath is a prime example of award-winning developer Crest Nicholson’s commitment to creating developments with well-designed communal outdoor space at their heart. With an established infrastructure that has already facilitated the cultivation of a thriving community, the development boasts a community centre, attractive village green and play park at its core. However, the means with which to build a community at Bolnore Village does not end there.


Benefiting from a semi-rural location, Bolnore Village also offers a range of local amenities within its perimeter, including a local shop and primary school. Furthermore, with Haywards Heath just a short walk away, Bolnore residents can enjoy its shops, restaurants and bars, providing the ultimate backdrop against which the local population can thrive.


Christine Tiernan, Sales & Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson South, 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 Bolnore Village continues to allow residents to benefit from the existing community in Haywards Heath whilst also becoming part of an ever increasing and very inclusive 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 one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom family houses, Bolnore Village is designed to appeal to an array of purchasers, from first-time buyers to second steppers to growing and established families, who are looking for the peace and tranquillity of village life while still being in easy reach of Haywards Heath town centres, which provides additional local amenities.


All homes blend traditional exteriors with characterful well-planned internal layouts that maximise space and provide practical living space of the highest quality.