Welcome to the community website for the proposed development on the site of Mincing Lane Nursery.This website is intended for those living in Chobham and the surrounding area – to provide you with all of the current information in relation to Bioregional Homes’ proposals and to enable you to put forward your views.
At Bioregional Homes we build One Planet Communities. These are schemes that use the ten principles of One Planet Living® in design, construction and facilities management to achieve sustainable development – genuinely affordable homes that are zero-carbon, built from sustainable materials, that encourage recycling, food growing and biodiversity, and communities that are great places to live and work. Bioregional Homes is a wholly owned subsidiary of environmental charity Bioregional.
One Planet Communities enable high quality lifestyles with low environmental impact. Bioregional’s two best known projects are the BedZED eco-village in Sutton, 100 units + community space completed in 2002, and One Brighton, 172 units + affordable commercial space, finished in 2008. These projects were pioneering in terms of environmental design.
Bioregional developed the One Planet Living® framework from our work at BedZED to systematise the approach. As well as undertaking our own development projects BedZED and One Brighton, Bioregional has worked with the sector to apply the One Planet Living approach to $30billion of real estate development in the UK and around the world. This includes the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, Bicester eco-town in Oxfordshire and the multi award winning Villages Nature Paris which opened in 2017.
One Planet Living® takes a triple tier approach to sustainability and puts just as much emphasis on the social and financial elements. To this end, our housing developments are designed to be affordable for people on local incomes. We seek out people in the community who are in need of housing and assess their financial situation to build them a low-impact home that they can afford.