The Hamptons, Peterborough
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O&H identify parcels of land across the portfolio that would be suitable locations to develop new communities, helping to meet the national housing shortages as well as creating employment and leisure opportunities.

About Us

In 1998, O&H Land acquired circa 12,000 acres of disused brownfield land across the UK with a vision to bring forward sustainable, well designed, community led development.

It has always been important to O&H that existing communities benefit from the new communities growing alongside them. Working in collaboration with local councils, community groups and businesses, O&H was able to obtain planning permission and provide upfront investment in the land to bring it to a suitable standard for development. The results are there for everyone to see - established communities that provide a wide range of uses, including schools, places of work, shopping centres, health facilities, open space and award-winning nature conservation areas.  The core principles that underpin everything we do - creating sustainable, community-led developments - still remain unchanged from 1998.

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1998

Marston Valley 1998

Land for the Millenium Country Park in Bedford was gifted to the Forest of Marston Vale for tree planting in 1998. The Forest totals 225 hectares of woodlands, grasslands, meadows and the Wetlands Nature Reserve.

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2000

The Hamptons 2000

The first community centre was incorporated into Hampton Hargate Primary School, which opened in 2000 at the start of the development.

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2003

The Hamptons 2003

In 2003, O&H completed the 300 acre Nature Reserve at Hampton, designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Nature Reserve has rehomed 34,000 Great Crested Newts as well as a range of other wildlife, and provides 240 sq m of nature reserves for every household across The Hamptons.

The Hamptons also boasts over 27 butterfly species, 18 species of dragonfly and 120 species of water beetle. There are strong connections between the community and the Nature Reserve - weekly butterfly walks during the spring and summer, school visits and opportunities for environmental volunteers.

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2005

The Hamptons 2005

Opening of Hampton College, a secondary school, constructed by O&H in 2005, which now has 1,140 secondary pupils and 400 primary school pupils.

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2007

The Hamptons 2007

The Town and Country Planning Association have used case studies of O&H's schemes to represent good practice in the governance of new places. An example is the TCPA 'Best Practice in Urban Extensions and New Settlements' published in 2007. 

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2011

The Hamtons 2011

52% of the development at Hampton has been delivered as green and blue infrastructure, which includes more than 1,000 acres of open space, lakes and woodland areas. This provides a habitat for a huge range of birds, reptiles, insects and rare plants.

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2014

Stanway 2014

A much needed piece of local infrastructure, the Western Bypass opened in 2014 at Stanway, Colchester which served not only the O&H development but also provided essential links to the surrounding areas.

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2014

Stewartby 2014

O&H have created a Nature Reserve at Stewartby Way in Bedford, home to many bird hides, including a tower hide and a sand martin nesting wall.  Visitors can enjoy a 2km circular woodland walkway.

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2014

Credit, Natural England

The Hamptons 2014

Natural England recognised Hampton, Peterborough for its exemplar role in the creation of green infrastructure, as published in the 2014 'NE176: Natural England's Green Infrastructure Guidance'. 

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2018

Great Haddon 2018

In 2018, O&H were granted planning permission for a strategic urban extension in Peterborough. The scheme includes 3,204 homes, plus associated open space and community infrastructure, three schools and a district centre at Great Haddon, Peterborough. O&H are currently working on delivering the first phase of development, as seen in the illustrative masterplan. 

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2018

Stewartby 2018

In 2018, O&H were shortlisted for one of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence recognising the collaborative approach that they took during the preparation of the Stewartby Park Design Code.

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2019

The Hamptons 2019

A wide variety of leisure activities are in use across Hampton, including a wakeboard park at Hampton Water which opened in 2019.

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2019

The Hamptons 2019

In 2019, O&H won their most recent Awards for a pioneering project to create a rich natural habitat for rare insects, plants and other wildlife out of a previously lifeless, barren area of land in Peterborough. The partnership project at the Hamptons between O&H Hampton Ltd, BSG Ecology and nature conservation charity Buglife was awarded the Best Small-Scale Mitigation Award and Tony Bradshaw Award for outstanding best practice (awarded on a discretionary basis) from CIEEM, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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2020

The Hamptons 2020

The total number of homes occupied in Hampton has surpassed 6,000, with the most recent new communities established in Hampton Gardens and Hampton Water, within The Hamptons East. 

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