Sunday, 30 October 2016

Give yourself the gift of a new home this Christmas!

At Larkfleet, not only do we build beautiful homes - this year, we could also make your Christmas one to remember for a lifetime.

Try to imagine waking up on Christmas day in a beautiful brand new home.

Christmas is a time of coming together, enjoying family time, couple time, or even just you time. How great would it be to know that you can sit back and relax after the big move and spend the new year getting to know the local area, your neighbours and maybe the local pub too?

But you need to get moving fast as the following locations are extremely popular and are going like hot cakes (or should that be Christmas cakes..?)

The Croft Baston 

Just two properties remain at this gorgeous development built for the over 55s.

For further details visit 

Parson's Prospect in Eye 

There are only two properties left at Parson's Prospect with its award-winning show home!

For further details visit 

And there's just one left at both The Paddock and Anvil Mews in Stamford.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Solving the housing crisis

Experts on planning, development and building gathered in Peterborough to discuss solutions to the nation’s ‘housing crisis’ – the shortage of homes caused by the fact that the UK is not building enough new properties to meet the needs of a growing population.

The event was the second in an annual series of conferences organised by The Larkfleet Group of Companies.

Speakers included Lord Matthew Taylor, president of the National Association of Local Councils, Simon Machen who is corporate director of Peterborough City Council, and Tim Watton, technical director of planning consultancy RPS.

Lord Taylor said that new garden villages could become a ‘third leg’ of development alongside redevelopment of former industrial land and additions to existing urban settlements. He stressed the potential benefits of garden villages for permitting the funding of infrastructure such as schools and community facilities as part of building new sustainable communities. He welcomed the fact that the government had embraced this concept and that garden villages are now part of national housing policy following an announcement in the budget in March of this year.

He told the conference: “Garden villages create long term investment opportunities aligned to development of social infrastructure. By aligning the economic interests of builders, government and residents, they can make a substantial contribution to solving the housing crisis.”

Simon Machen told the conference: “Local authorities need to move beyond their traditional roles as regulators of the planning and development system to become facilitators – and even developers – in order to meet the needs of their communities.”

Tim Watton talked of the impacts of new planning legislation and the tension between neighbourhood plans drawn up by local communities – which now have a statutory role in the planning system – and the need for local councils to meet targets for house building.

Karl Hick, CEO of The Larkfleet Group of Companies who opened the conference, said: “It was a very interesting event with some lively questions from an expert audience.”

More than 70 people attended including councillors and officers from several local authorities, architects, planners, builders, surveyors and others involved in the housing industry.

Photo caption: Speakers at the Larkfleet conference – left to right: Simon Machen (Peterborough City Council), Tim Watton (RPS), Lord Matthew Taylor, Karl Hick (CEO, The Larkfleet Group of Companies).

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

£5,000 up for grabs

The village of Eye, Peterborough, is set to receive a boost after we announced we will use our Community Fund to run a competition giving away £2,500 to each of two community groups or charities.

The competition will be run in conjunction with the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation which manages the Community Fund. It is open to any charity or non-profit organisation to enter.

The proposed projects must include a high level of community involvement and must be able to be delivered in the first six months of 2017.

Karl Hick, Larkfleet CEO, said: “The money in the Community Fund is designed to support and nurture the local community of Eye village.

“We felt that a competition would be a fantastic way of choosing how to award the next round of funds, while encouraging community engagement among charities and non-profit organisations.”

The deadline to apply for the competition is 15 November 2016. A panel of judges will then choose two deserving winners which will each receive £2,500 in prize-money. The results will be announced in December.

Visit for further details.

Photo of Eye parish church courtesy of Rodney Burton [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Coming soon! A brand new development in Doddington!

Here at Larkfleet, we know the importance of building our homes in the right places so we are extra excited about our new Doddington Grange development coming soon!

Situated in the village of Doddington and within easy reach of Cambridge and Peterborough, this new development will offer good sized four and five bedroom family homes with five different property types.

Doddingon has plenty of lovely things for nature lovers to get involved with, great local nurseries, primary and secondary schools and easy access to Ely, Peterborough, Kings Lynn, Cambridge and Huntingdon 

If you'd like to register your interest, call 01778 391555.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Larkfleet to sponsor the annual firework display in Bourne

Larkfleet Homes is the main sponsor at this year’s annual firework display in Bourne, further strengthening links between the company and local community.

The display is organised by Bourne Abbey Primary Academy PTFA and Bourne & District Round Table and Larkfleet is delighted to be the main sponsor for the second year.

Karl Hick, Larkfleet CEO, said: “At Larkfleet we believe in supporting our local community and sponsoring the annual Bourne firework display is a great opportunity to continue on this route.”

The popular display takes place on the Bourne Abbey School playing field on Manning Road on Saturday 5 November, starting at 5:30 pm with an official opening by the mayor. It will include a bonfire, the main display to music, special displays for children, live bands, craft stalls, trade stalls, food and drink stalls, beer tent and much more! 

Tickets cost £5 – £3 for children – if purchased in advance and a family ticket bought in advance is £14. Tickets are available from Greetings Card Shop, Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy School, Westfield Primary Academy School, and Elsea Park C of E Primary Academy School. All the details are at

The ongoing campaign at Larkfleet to build local links includes involvement with local education, eco-projects, charity donations and a continued sponsorship programme.

See you there! 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Free turf and £1,000 towards legal fees at our Bourne Heights development!

Reserve Plot 41 at our Bourne Heights development in Bourne this week and get your garden turfed for free and £1,000 towards your legal fees.

Bourne Heights is a new development of eco-friendly two to five bedroom homes situated in the beautiful market town of Bourne in the heart of Lincolnshire.
Bourne has many features that make it an attractive place to set up home:
  • Bourne Woods - perfect for walking, jogging and picnics!
  • Outstanding primary and secondary schools.
  • Numerous pubs, shops and restaurants in the historic town centre.
  • New community centre at Elsea Park which offers all kinds of activities ranging from baby and toddler groups through to fitness and interest groups for older children and adults.

For more information on this stunning development, call 0845 450 7872 to speak to a Larkfleet sales adviser

Friday, 14 October 2016

Move into a beautiful new Larkfleet property ready for Christmas!

According to the people in the know at Larkfleet HQ, The Harrington three bedroom chalet bungalows at The Croft Baston have 'flown out the door' -  but don't worry, there's two left!

If you reserve this month, your stunning new home could be ready for Christmas!

The Croft at Baston is an exciting development of 49 new homes, built exclusively for those over 55, in the tranquil village of Baston in south Lincolnshire.
At Larkfleet Homes, we appreciate it’s often older buildings that appeal most – particularly their design and use of space. That’s why our designs for The Croft at Baston draw on much of the heritage and tradition often seen in architecture from yesteryear.
All our properties are designed and built to suit the busy lifestyles of today’s homebuyers and The Croft at Baston is no exception. 
Using our expertise and experience within the lifestyle living sector, we are delighted to offer this exclusive development for the over 55s.
Prices start from £269.995. Call 0845 450 7872 to speak to a Larkfleet sales adviser

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Larkfleet show home wins prestigious property award!

Larkfleet Homes has won the Show Home Award for the East Midlands in this year’s prestigious UK Property Awards and we are over the moon!

The award has been given to our stunning Parson’s Prospect show home in Eye. If the winning property goes on to receive a 5-star scoring in the next round of judging, we will automatically be entered into the national UK Property Awards.

The scoring will be announced at a VIP award event later this year at a top hotel in London where Lord Caithness, Lord Best and the Earl of Liverpool will be joining the judging panel.

The Parson’s Prospect show home was designed to fit in with our imagined ‘ideal customer’ and decorated with a village setting in mind.

Helen Hick, joint managing director of Larkfleet Homes, oversees the design and production of the company’s show homes. She said: “I have a strong view of how I would like show homes to look and we tweaked my initial ideas to come up with the resulting concept. These were fine-tuned and perfected to produce our final result - and I am sure our customers will be inspired by the show home.

“I believe we created a show home which is not only aspirational but also gives an honest view of how a family would live in one of our new homes.

“It is a real honour to win the regional Show Home Award at this year’s UK Property Awards and exciting to know Larkfleet Homes might progress through into the national awards.

“We work hard at Larkfleet Homes to deliver stunning properties and to have this recognised with an industry award of this calibre is a great accolade.”

For more details on owning a stunning Parson's Prospect property, call 01733 223225.


  • Wednesday, 12 October 2016

    Larkfleet welcomes new construction director

    Larkfleet Homes has appointed Alex Powell as our new construction director.

    Alex has more than 32 years’ experience in the residential construction sector having held senior positions with major PLC developers.
    Alex says:"I'm extremely pleased to have been offered the opportunity to use my experience with other residential developers to help take Larkfleet and Allison Homes to the next level, whilst focusing on improving our product and customer service.

    “I’m very committed to expanding Larkfleet's training activity to provide the younger generation and school leavers with the opportunity to learn a trade and also to train young managers of the future to develop management skills and lead by example.”

    Welcome Alex! 

    Tuesday, 11 October 2016

    GPUTC students enjoy site tour!

    90 students from Greater Peterborough University Technical College (GPUTC ) visited four industry-related sites with Larkfleet as part of our ongoing commitment to support the training of the next generation of construction professionals.

    The students visited a Larkfleet Homes housing site in Oakham, the Larkfleet offices in Bourne (including the Larkfleet PassiveHouse, the Eco House and the Lark Energy Solar Steam rig) and asolar farm at Hanson Cement works which was built by Lark Energy, part of The Larkfleet Group of Companies to which Larkfleet Homes belongs. Hanson also gave the students a tour of the cement works.

    GPUTC is an exciting new college in the heart of Peterborough and is very much based on training for the 'world of work'. Larkfleet is delighted to be part of this great initiative.

    We are one of only three local ‘employer sponsors’ and have been involved right from the outset of the project, donating both cash and expertise to help get the college started.

    The site tours offered students the opportunity to develop their interest in engineering or building development and the specialisms in which they would like to advance.

    If you are interested in a career in construction, visit

    Our photo shows GPUTC students visiting the Solar Steam rig at Bourne.

    Friday, 7 October 2016

    Macmillan Coffee Morning - So far!

    It's been quite a week for us busy people at Larkfleet Homes. Not only have we been selling beautiful homes (obviously) but we have been celebrating some success too!

    Last weekend we held coffee mornings across all of our sites in aid of Macmillan - the cancer charity.

    We are still in the process of calculating just how much was raised but we can tell you that at head office alone, we raised £192.80 from staff and visitors.

    The company then put in 'like for like' so that means we can donate £385.60 to Macmillan!

    We will keep you updated with our sites' success as soon as the figures are in!

    Thanks to everyone who supported the campaign. At Larkfleet, we are serious about supporting local communities and national charities and will continue to do so.

    Tuesday, 4 October 2016

    Pinchbeck - Coming soon!

    For those looking to live in Pinchbeck near the beautiful and bustling market town of Spalding in South Holland, this new Allison Homes property development will come as quite a treat! 

    The current Allison Homes company was launched in 2014 by The Larkfleet Group of Companies but has been a recognised household name since 1992, continuously providing high quality properties. 

    This new development in Pinchbeck looks set to impress with the option of a two to five bedroom property. You can register your interest by calling 01778 391555 or by visiting