Read some of the most commonly asked questions regarding your home.
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Roussillon Park will contain 252 dwellings in a site of 6.5 hectares including the green. This gives the development a density of 38.8 dwellings/hectare. It is conveniently located both a mile from the city centre and a mile from open countryside.
The site has been a military barracks since the 18th century. Little remains of the 19th century architecture with the exception of the 1875 Keep and the remains of the original boundary flint wall which dates from c.1873. The original architecture of the barracks will be reflected within the new dwellings.
The Roussillon Barracks takes its name from the Royal Roussillon Regiment of France which was overwhelmed by the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot at Quebec in 1759. The Barracks remained the home of the Royal Sussex regiment until 1964. The Royal Military Police then occupied the site until 2005 when they moved to Southwick Park, Fareham. The history can also be through overt street naming throughout the site with reference to highly ranked military personnel and Victoria Cross holders associated with the Rousillon Barracks.
The Keep has local listing only. This is a register of buildings of historical interest in Chichester managed by the district council. It does not currently have a national protected building grading. However, it is retained by the MOD and will be remaining in situ at its present state for the foreseeable future.
Only a portion of the roads will be adopted by the local authority however all roads are built to adoptable standard should the need arise in the future.
No this is designated as public open space to enable and encourage wildlife to flourish as well as being a space to be enjoyed by the public. The green is split in ownership between Zero C and the MOD, therefore restricting any future development on the site.
The Playground and complete area of the green is to be fully operational by the completion of phase 2. ZeroC are committed to providing these facilities as soon as practicable.
There are designated parking spaces or garages for the dwellings. There are also spaces for visitors to Roussillon Park which are free to use.
Yes, the Summersdale Residents Association meets regularly and you can read their notices located by the shop on The Broadway. The Resident’s Association will work as a body to answer any questions you may have regarding the local area.
The ZeroC development has no commercial property within its proposed 6 phases. However, Roussillon Park is perfectly situated to make use of already established local businesses in the area. This should benefit the local economy through job creation and increased investment in the area.
There is a proposal to build a Care Home on the corner of Broyle Road and Wellington Road subject to planning approval.
There is a community room located in the apartment block to the right of the entrance overlooking the green. This will be managed by the Community Development Trust and be open for all members to use. This looks to be a social hub of Roussillon Park available to hire for private and public events conveniently located within walking distance of all dwellings on the development.
Yes there is a range of buyer options providing you reserve your property before the cut off date for revisions (the cut off date is generally once the roof is on, our sales staff will be able to advise you on specific plot dates and options available). This will enable you to put your own character into your home from the very start, personalising the finishes to many areas including the kitchen and bathrooms. To discuss these options, please contact the marketing officer for Roussillon by telephone or email. View the Contact page for details.
There is a spread of 40% affordable property within the development. These shared ownership and Rented properties will be owned and managed by Hastoe. Hastoe works in partnerships with 61 local authorities in rural areas across the south, east and west of England. They aim to lead in the creation of sustainable homes and communities. More information on Hastoe can be gained from visiting their website (www.hastoe.com).
Zero C are a sustainable development company that have been producing low carbon homes for the past 10 years. Their mission is based around producing low carbon homes, to a minimum of Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, that look towards the future but do not detract from the stunning and unique architecture of the buildings. Zero C has won numerous awards over the last decade for their developments, including the BRE award for the highest scoring BREEAM EcoHomes development in the United Kingdom and the Regen SW award for the best sustainable housing scheme to be delivered in the South West. More information on the company and their developments can be accessed from their website (www.zerocholdings.co.uk).
The Management Company is run for the residents of Roussillon Park this acts to manage the maintenance of the communal areas, street lighting, Green etc. Following the sale of the final property the residents have the opportunity to take control of the management themselves by electing their own committee or employing an alternative company.
The development will have a series of District Heating systems. These consist of a plant room with a biomass boiler using wood pellets (with full gas back up) which circulates hot water around a designated number of properties. The occupier then takes heat from this system through a heat exchanger located in their property (this looks similar to a wall hung boiler and is generally positioned in a cupboard or under the stairs. You pay for the heat taken from the system which is recorded on a heat meter within the boiler cabinet. This is a highly efficient system that is carbon neutral. This therefore, eliminates the reliance on fossil fuels and protects against future rising fuel costs. The wood pellets are sourced from the region therefore supporting the local economy.
Code for sustainable homes uses a sustainability star rating system ranging from 1 to 6. Minimum standards must be achieved for each category to obtain a higher start rating. 1 star rating represents a step up from the UK’s 2006 building regulations homes, while a 6 star rating represents a 100% carbon neutral home.
A level 4 home will be 44% more energy efficient than a 2006 building regulations standard home. It is also designed to use no more than 105 litres per person per day, as well as controlling surface water runoff, the materials used and the environmental impact of the dwelling.
Secured by Design is a scheme developed and owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers which focuses on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, as well as commercial properties.
The Lifetime Homes standard is a set of 16 design criteria that provide a model for building accessible and adaptable homes. It was developed in the early 1990's due to concerns about how inaccessible and inconvenient many homes were for large sections of the population. It seeks to find design solutions that meet the existing and changing needs of diverse households. Lifetime Homes standard requires the flexible internal adaption for the changing needs of a family through to elderly or disabled living requirements.
Building for Life is the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods. There are 20 criteria that embody our vision of functional, attractive and sustainable housing. New housing developments are scored against the criteria to assess the quality of their design to hope to achieve a silver or gold award.
By living on this development you will be a member of the Chichester Community Development Trust who organise community activities, encourage a low carbon lifestyle amongst residents.
The Community Development Trust will be responsible for the implementation of the Green Travel Plan for the development. A Travel Plan Co-ordinator will be appointed through this scheme to promote sustainable travel options.
There is an existing Chichester Community Development Trust already established by the neighbouring Graylingwell Park with the option to join this existing organisation to share community facilities and infrastructure.
The construction system of the dwellings is designed to achieve levels of insulation and air tightness. They will be designed to achieve U values of less than 0.25 W/m2K for walls, 0.15W/m2K for roofs and 0.25W/m2K for floors which can achieve SAP ratings in excess of code 4 requirements.
All homes will have higher than normal levels of insulation to reduce the need for heating in the winter months.
There are sound proofing barriers fitted in the construction in between all floors in the development to increase privacy levels and noise quality.
All windows on Roussillon will be double glazed, potentially with low e-coating to prevent solar gain and filled with Argon gas between the glazing panels to aid insulation. All windows will achieve U values in excess of 2.2 W/m2K.
The larger houses on the development come with two allocated parking spaces. There are, however, also 148 dedicated visitor parking spaces throughout the development.
They will be advertised as recommended for a particular sector.
Yes all parking for residents are allocated by individual garages or parking spaces outside the dwelling.
The garden maintenance and cleaning of communal areas will be organised through the management company.