Consultation for a Garden Village

Consultation for a new Garden Village on the former Deenethorpe Airfield

When the team behind Tresham Garden Village appointed Athene Communications to manage the public consultation on their masterplan, it was clear to see it was an exceptional project.

The proposals are for Deenethorpe Airfield, a 500 acre former US airfield site built in 1943 to the east of Corby. After World War II it reverted back to the ownership of Deene Park Estate, who are working with the promoters to develop the site.

The vision is for a rural, vibrant and modern new settlement with a distinctive, leafy village character and scale, ringed by a managed landscape of new forest, farmland and public parkland. Residents of the village will enjoy easy access to the countryside, productive gardens and allotments, local facilities and job opportunities. They will take pride in living in a sustainable place which is remarked upon for its high quality townscape and landscape.

Athene were appointed to engage with stakeholders including MPs, the local Clinical Commissioning Group and businesses, along with the general public, specifically those in neighbouring villages. Through a series of well attended stakeholder and public events feedback was sought to deliver a scheme that would stand firm to its values.