An exemplary residential development that respects Loxley Valley, takes care of the environment and makes the community a better place for all different kinds of people to live.

In order to achieve this vision, our proposals will be underpinned by three very evident and distinctive characteristics of the Loxley Valley; Landscape, Building, Water.


The valley forms a “green finger” of countryside stretching from the densely populated urban fringe of the city to the Peak District National Park. It is a beautiful and peaceful landscape characterised by green fields, woodlands and heath, opening up to wild moors in the upper reaches of the valley.


The valley is characterised by modest buildings that blend into the landscape in scale and tone. Many are built using gritstone from local quarries. The built environment ranges from small clusters of farm buildings with barn structures to larger hamlets and villages. The valley also contains old industrial buildings, redundant quarries and mine workings.


The water in the fast-flowing River Loxley has provided a source of power for local industry and has helped shape the valley for centuries. There are four reservoirs in the valley and water features including the river, streams and old industrial mill ponds dominate the view.

The integration of these three elements is truly exceptional in the Loxley Valley, and why it remains one of the most picturesque and peaceful valleys within Sheffield and the Peak District National Park.