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Park place has some lovely houses, well laid out with good sized gardens, which is a rarity in new developments. There have been a number of delays with building due to the pandemic and bits remain incomplete in landscaping.
There is only one entrance to the estate, on park lane, which stops it being a through road and keeps the traffic on the estate quiet. However maybe misses opportunities. Money has been spent funding crossings across Park Lane on one side but not necessary crossings across Bradford Road (which is the route to the nearest primary school), which make the walking route more dangerous.
The management company aren’t proactive, but are able to be replaced by resident associations (which has recently been set up)
There will be a park and multi-use court, which is nearly finished at time of writing, which should be a great facility for the estate, though there is little for younger children at that park (though one on the other side of the road is good).
The overall design is good and in time, with good management, the estate will be a tranquil haven on the outskirts of corsham
Corsham is a lovely, friendly town with a range of independent shops and a real community feel. There are cafes, restaurants, and takeaways and currently parking in town is free for 2 hours. Between the development and town there is also the community hub with library, pool, sports facilities, park, skate park, BMX track and parkour area.
Corsham Court and the road system means a lot of new developments are quite far from the town centre but there are other shops like a small coop in katherine park development. Schools can be far away too. Park Place sits on the edge of Corsham, between Corsham and Rudloe. Corsham Primary school Rudloe is a stone’s throw away and the Corsham Secondary school is about 15 minutes walk away. Unfortunately the roads either side of the development are a 40mph and a 50mph limit, but they aren’t busy roads and there isn’t much traffic noise. Opposite Park Lane there is a large green space with a small park which is great for spotting wildlife, and in the development itself we have seen deer, foxes, a badger, bats and red kits fly overhead.
The parking on the estate is good, houses have ample allocated parking, most with either a single or double garage. There is a residents association and people are getting to know each other and help each other out.
That there wasn’t cables behind our TV plates despite advertising Satellite points we had to apply for permission to have a dish and the cables weren’t present!!
The garden, the soil under the lawn is bad quality and the turf struggles to take root and thus doesn’t grow!
Remus, which manages our property, is daylight ROBBERY, and they charge a lot on management fees without actually delivering on the itemised charges. Lawns and trees are dying, the so-called “gardeners” couldn’t care less about their duties, the roads have been left without tarmac for over 1 1/2 years. I could go on all day. The buildings look great on the outside, but whoever designed the layout on the inside didn’t give it much thought. A lot of common sense mistakes could’ve been avoided. Ceilings are low, so hanging ceiling lights is impossible without walking into lightbulbs. Cupboard space could’ve done with a bit more consideration in terms of access and clever space utilisation, and it’s evident that the designers just cut a lot of corners to deliver their design pitch to the developer. There was so much snagging when we moved in, and a lot of the materials used are the cheapest you can find, so expect doorknobs falling off, cupboard panels and hinges loosening, locks failing, piping issues, etc. One of the worst parts is the garden. Soil is pure clay, so lawns don’t survive long, and there’s a lot of rubble underneath, which you figure out the hard way when you’re doing your planting. Despite the double-glazed windows, a lot of noise comes in, and the insulation feels poor, because heat retention is severely lacking. We heard recently that in another developer they built the house but forgot to add insulation, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this has happened to us, too.
Corsham is a small town, but it’s quaint. Don’t expect many shops or franchises, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it could do a with a bit of modernisation here and there without breaking the overall historic feel. There are talks of the train station reopening, which will sit between London and Bristol, but haven’t seen any updates on this lately. Bath is nearby, and the M4 isn’t that far, so Corsham is a convenient town to live in. There’s quite a lot of traffic noise here, mostly due to the Chippenham boy racers flying by in their modified cars, and the lack of speed limits makes it both noisy and dangerous, but hopefully this will be sorted soon.
Lack of customer care and lack of delivery from property management agency
Poorly. Total abandonment of their duties and they ignore any emails regarding issues raised.
We love the design of all the houses. It’s what got our interest in the first place. All the houses being slightly different to each other.
The customer care before we completed was exceptional, we could access the property to gain measurements or to see how the build was going. It really allowed us to get excited about what we were buying.
The property management has been hindered because of the pandemic but the green areas around the estate still need some TLC.
The area is lovely and has a real sense of community, however with so many new houses being built there has been no new development of the town, no new amenities, no new health services etc
Make sure you get the snagging list in early and keep chasing it
The space, not all the houses are squeezed together. It has a nice spacious feel about it.
Great design and lay out good build quality and quality of design with thought to occupying owners and families
Good access to all facilities and services in the area local to city centres and hospitals schools shopping centres very close by and city’s bath Bristol and Swindon near
Fantastic village and views easy access to motorways and all local amenities and attractions
Mod facilities near
Cost was high shame wasn’t cheaper would have considered a extreme bedroom property but a at 40k extra for a small box room
Bigger garden and development of loft space for extra space