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Persimmon is one of the UK’s largest residential developers, building over 13,500 new homes a year in more than 350 locations across the nation. The company was founded in 1972 by Life President Duncan Davidson, and is now made up of a network of 31 regional operating businesses, with headquarters in York.

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Living in Perry Park View

My Perry Park View home design and facilities –
Bright and spacious open plan living/dining room, Good-sized kitchen, double bedrooms throughout with large spaces for wardrobes. It has a large ensuite shower room with toilet, a visitor’s toilet and a Family-sized bathroom with modern fixtures and fittings.
There is a large fenced garden at the back and garden in the front with communal green space areas around the estate.

The building management and property management is by Persimmon homes and there is regular maintenance as required. However, the customer experience needs improvement. The building management and property management is reasonably priced with an annual fee.
Living on the street is a good experience with the free parking availability, regular bin collections, good neighborly behaviors and minimal traffic noise

Perry Park View is situated in the Perry Barr area just north of central Birmingham. This sought-after location offers a selection of houses and apartments. Perfect if you’re looking for your first home too with government help to buy scheme. There is easy access to Birmingham, Solihull, Royal Leamington Spa and Coventry with excellent links to the rail and road networks and motorways. So it’s convenience with the availability of transport links.
This development is an ideal setting because it is just over 3 miles from Birmingham city centre, Perry Park View has everything you need for modern living. Within a short distance of this our stunning new development, you’ll find a good number of everyday amenities including shops, newsagents, restaurants, and takeaways.

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Perry Park View is close to plenty of open green space including the Sutton Park. Perry Hall Park is 1.4 miles from the development with grassland, hedgerows, wooded areas and trees. You can try a spot of fishing at Brookvale Park or take a lakeside stroll at Witton Lakes Park.

It has varied range of quality of local shops, restaurants and open spaces. It has good number of everyday amenities including shops, newsagents, restaurants, and takeaways.

There is easy access to Birmingham, Solihull, Royal Leamington Spa and Coventry with excellent links to the rail and road networks and motorways. So it’s convenience with the availability of transport links.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Perry Park View is close to plenty of open green space including the Sutton Park. Perry Hall Park is 1.4 miles from the development with grassland, hedgerows, wooded areas and trees. You can try a spot of fishing at Brookvale Park or take a lakeside stroll at Witton Lakes Park. This development is an ideal setting because it is just over 3 miles from Birmingham city centre, Perry Park View has everything you need for modern living. Within a short distance of this our stunning new development, you’ll find a good number of everyday amenities including shops, newsagents, restaurants, and takeaways.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, the building management responded to the problems and issues we have raised sinece moving in. It’s still ongoing. The building management and property management is by Persimmon homes and there is regular maintenance as required. However, the customer experience needs improvement. The building management and property management is reasonably priced with an annual fee.

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Good ideas for a community, poorly executed.

When I first moved in there was lots of things wrong with my property with the bin stores not even being set up, which I later found was in breach of the leasehold and I shouldn’t have moved in but the pressure and bullying from Persimmon was bordering on disgusting. I was given my keys and a tour and the carpet fitter was still laying the flooring! Not to be deterred it all worked out ok in the end and I’ll give Persimmon the benefit of the doubt on this one but the planning was shocking.

My snags weren’t too bad so I’ll consider myself one of the lucky ones as there are some horror stories!

There are currently no facilities apart from a shop being set up opposite but the other two retail spots are empty, although we were promised they would be filled eventually (I’ve been here nearly 3 years)

I can’t comment on building management because our block (Block 3) is still not handed over meaning the internal communal area for the 4 flats hasn’t been cleaned in nearly 3 years! This is absolutely shocking and really the carpets and stairs need replacing as they’ve gotten so dirty due to the neglect. I don’t know who is ultimately responsible and I understand we as residents aren’t currently paying but my goodness it’s unacceptable and when we are expected to pay we will be pushing for a complete refit at the management companies cost as you can’t polish a turd!

The external area is generally well maintained with grass being cut consistently.

The design of the area isn’t great with roads being narrow which is probably bordering on the minimum limit as I have lived in other Persimmon properties and the roads are equally as small, probably to maximise profits at the expense of the residents as per usual.

As my title will suggest, it’s a good idea with the location being great and some lovely countryside walks but the execution has been sub-par. Persimmon had the opportunity to turn this community into something great but their carelessness and lack of responsibility has left a sour taste in the residents mouths with little problems manifesting into large ones.

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Good:
– Good location
– Good sense of community
– Bus route right outside of my property which is useful
– People are generally very nice

Bad
– Bins aren’t collected at regular intervals, it’s almost like they forget our apartment block
– There’s been plenty of anti-social behaviour recently with cars being broken into and homophobic abuse being shouted at to name but a few incidents
– The proposed changes to parking is absolutely ridiculous. I live in the apartments across from the convenience store and they’re planning to turn all parking into retail parking. I have guests visit and stay regularly so where are they meant to park? It’s a convenience store not a supermarket, surely some parking needs to be for residents as they only allocated one spot for the owner.
– Traffic noise is ok
– There should be a pub where the old Unicorn Inn is located, this would give the area a much more friendly and sociable dynamic

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That Persimmon were a bunch of bullies who will go to any length to get you to move in on their terms. This is no doubt to fill their quota by a certain deadline but why should corporate greed make the working class suffer like we have? We understand that the finish isn’t going to be perfect but come on they can at least take pride in their service and work tirelessly to resolve the issues

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The building management haven’t adopted Block 3 just yet so it is hard to make a comment but I do know residents in other blocks and their communal areas are lovely and clean and any issues are seemingly sorted

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Great place to live and getting even better!

I personally think the development design is great. When you look down a street you will see different coloured houses (brick colour, painted etc) different sized houses, different shaped houses even down to the angle of the road meaning houses don’t all look in a line, it makes the whole estate look nice and varied.

In terms of facilities there is currently one park which is a nice size and great for children, with others planned to be built. The shop area is due to be completed soon and we have a school on our doorstep.

Our moving in process felt very organised, we did have some snagging which was promptly completed. We did have a small slow leak at one point and someone from the site came out and fixed this within hours of us reporting.

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Towcester feels like a nice little community even though the town is growing with new housing developments, there are plenty of local shops and the high street is a nice place to visit as well. In terms of the Furlongs development, there will be some more local shops built in the not to distant future giving us even more choice.

The bus links to Milton Keynes are ok with buses running reasonably well, however we are waiting for a bus stop in the Furlongs development.

The amount of cars parked on the only entrance to the estate can be a bit of a pain with the amount of traffic travelling through, however there will be further entrances built as the development expands so this is likely to be less of a problem.

Our particular street is great, we all have our own driveways so there is plenty of off road parking, bin collections have always been on time and you can sit in your garden in the evening with no traffic noise at all. My only negative point is the speed at which people travel down the road can be excessive especially when more and more children and pets are venturing out.

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It’s not something I would have considered before having children, but how close your front door is to the Main Street, as we are in a busy one it concerns me with the speed people travel down it. Consider if you don’t drive getting to work in somewhere such as Milton Keynes could be a long journey each day as the infrastructure for public transport is still being worked on.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They are always quick to respond and resolved things as quickly as possible.

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Badbury Park, lovely, but could be improved.

Overall Badbury Park is a nice place to live and care was taken – originally – with the look and feel of the site. You can go for nice walks around the estate leading into local parkland.
However a few things have let it down of more recent years:
1) no bins; anywhere! This is a huge site, why no bins?
2) A huge lack of any facilities. The site has been here for 8 years, we are finally just getting a new co-op and maybe one other other small shop!
3) The continuation to make the site even bigger. I never imagined we’d still be living on a building site here. I appreciate the need for more homes, but they should have better organised access onto site, as it still means lorries are tearing down the main (and only) access points.
4) Parking, road size, and road safety. They’ve given little, to-no, thought about any of the three.
5) Lastly, I think the biggest issue – which will continue to be a problem, long term – is the lack of site accessibility. The site is becoming huge, covering a mile or two. There are two entrances right next to each other. The site needs to be connected to the rest of Swindon at the other end of the project, otherwise it’s going to cause a nightmare.

The build itself of where we live is ok. Persimmon get a bad rep, but it’s bricks and water! I don’t see the value of a Redrow house (also on site), sure they look nicer from the outside, but the build quality isn’t hugely different (for £100k more). Big downsides with Persimmon has been around some awful design with the kitchen, meaning we are having to rip it out and start again 5 years on. The other big problem, which you always hear with newbuilds is storage. Why haven’t they worked this out yet? Surely the houses will be easier to sell?!

Personally, I wasn’t massively sold on new build before I bought here, as I’d like more open space and to feel less overlooked. This remains the case – probably enhanced by the lockdowns. We won’t be moving any time soon, but it won’t be our final resting place!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The best bit of living in this particular area, I find, are the access to main routes. The M4 leading west (Bristol etc) and east (London) is on the doorstep, the A414 is within breathing distance and this takes you to the Cotswolds within 25 minutes and a good access point for reaching the North West of England.
The other big benefit of living here are the walkable countryside areas. Coate Water is a 10 minute walk, and this is probably one of Swindon’s best selling points.

The worst part of living here is easily the lack of facilities. It’s a 10 minute drive to get anything – shopping, coffee etc. I mean you can go in multiple directions, but each takes 10 minutes. The east of Swindon is ripe for a Costa or something!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I think I wish I had known to be more ruthless with the builder about things we wanted changed, fixed or adapted. Things are starting to go wrong (not huge issues) with things I think I should have pushed for more at the time of first moving in. At the time it is so stressful and you just want to settle, but you really do need to push for things if they are not quite right as they can come back to bite you.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They were quite quick to respond, or at least not awful. One thing which is always funny is the team they send out to fix the job are always 10000% better than the ones they had in originally to do the job. False economy at it’s finest!

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