Environment Policy

Herne Farm is a picturesque estate located in the South Downs National Park in Petersfield. Find out more about our open spaces and environmental policies.

Our aim is to manage the estate with a light touch, balancing the needs of nature with the needs of residents. We trim hedges and lawns so as to protect access to homes and open spaces. We manage trees and bushes so as to maintain their health and remove possible hazards, and do our best to let the natural environment manage itself. We ensure that we and any contractors we hire comply with environmental regulations, and we take a long-term ecological perspective in managing land controlled by the estate.

Open Space Management

Herne Farm Limited is responsible for the following areas of Open Spaces on the Herne Farm Estate.
Butser Walk, Compton House to Crundles, Hanger Way, Leisure Centre, Long Down, Lower Wardown and Upper Heyshott.

(All other areas of open space on the estate are the responsibility of Hampshire County Council (Footpaths and Roads), East Hampshire District Council or The Environment Agency).
Open Spaces Extracts from Land Registry Maps.

Environment Statement Disclaimer

This is an environmental review of the Herne Farm Estate. It is not an environmental plan. It does not make recommendations regarding environmental management, but discusses some options. It reviews potential strengths and weaknesses on the estate, and discusses some options to remedy weaknesses and capitalise on strengths.   Photographs are included for explanatory purposes only. They imply neither praise nor criticism of individual properties and their owners, and of the current management of open space   This is meant to be a first step assessing management options for the estate and in planning for the future. This review was written as a service to the community, at no cost, on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Current Schedule of Open Space Maintenance Work is shown below

Site/Area/Location

Description

Frequency of Visit

Butser Walk Communal Garden

Tidy up, Hedge Cutting, Bramble Removal, Tree Pruning & Waste Removal

1

Butser Walk Lower Hedge

Cutting (incl: Waste Removal)

1

Butser Walk Upper Hedge

Cutting (incl: Waste Removal & Facing Up the Hedge at Certain Intervals)

1

Crundles Garden

Pruning, Weeding, Hedge Cutting & Weed Control Application

Lawn Mowing at Regular Intervals to fit in with Hire & Usage.

2

12

Herne Farm Estate

Regular Lawn Mowing, Swimming & Waste Removal (incl: Strimming Bank at Crundles)

Systemic Weedkiller Application (max 12 Per Year)

Up to 20

12

Herne Farm Estate Next to Marden Way Cul-de-Sac and Large Garden

Large Mixed Hedge Pruning (incl: Waste Removal)

1

Long Down Communal Garden

Pruning, Hedge Cutting, Tree Pruning & Waste Removal

1

River Walk

Bramble Cut Back to Keep the Path Clear (nearest to the Crundles Car Park)

4

Upper Heyshott

Garden Tidy, Hedge Cutting, Pruning Re-Shaping, Tree Pruning & Waste Removal

2

Properties & Open Spaces Frequently Asked Questions

Yes.

    • Kebbell Development Limited are still responsible for the Covenants on the Herne Farm Estate Properties.
    • Should you wish to have any Alterations to your property,
      • For example a Conservatory, Extension or Garden Shed then please contact the Herne Farm Office for an Application Form for ‘Relaxation of Covenants’.
      • It must be completed by yourselves and adjoining neighbours.
      • Then acknowledged and signed by Herne Farm Limited. 
      • Once this has been done the documents have to be emailed or posted by yourselves to the Kebbell Office with the Appropriate Fee.
    • Kebbell Development Limited
      • Kebbell House
      • 21 London End
      • Beaconsfield
      • Bucks
      • HP9 2HN
      • 0208 428 6221
Contact the Herne Farm Leisure Centre Office on 01730 266874 (Mon-Fri 09:00 to 13:00), or by email at manager@hernefarmlimited.co.uk and the Centre Manager will check the door system and reply clarifying the situation.

All Herne Farm Estate Properties have a ‘Covenants’, which you agreed to abide by when you purchase your property.

  • Herne Farm Covenants.
    • Contains information about what you are allowed to do to your property, and any restrictions that apply on your property.
    • Does not allow you to run or operate a business from your property, this includes your garden, drive or garage.
    • Herne Farm Limited manages on behalf of Kebbell Development Limited the ‘Covenants’ for which they are still responsible for.
    • If you require information regarding the ‘Covenants’ then please contact the Office,
      • By Phone 01730 266784 (Mon to Fri 09:00 – 13:00) or
      • By Email at manager@hernefarmlimited.co.uk.
  • Any Alterations, Extensions, Conservatories and Garden Sheds.
    • You must have written permission from Kebbell Development Limited before any work can commence.
    • You must also complete an Application Form for ‘Relaxation of the Covenants’, this can be obtained from the Herne Farm Office.
      • The form must be completed by you and your adjoining neighbours.
      • Then acknowledged and signed by Herne Farm Limited.
      • Once completed the documents have to be emailed or posted by yourselves to the Kebbell Office with the Appropriate Fee.
      • Address to:-
        • Kebbell Development Limited
        • Kebbell House
        • 21 London End
        • Beaconsfield
        • Bucks
        • HP9 2HN
        • 0208 428 6221

 

 

The ‘Environment Policy’ for the Herne Farm Estate will be updated and published once the ‘Environmental Review’ has been completed.

It is planned to have this review published by late 2021.

The current ‘Environment Statement’ from Herne Farm Limited regarding the estate is:

“Our aim is to manage the estate with a light touch, balancing the needs of nature with the needs of residents. We trim hedges and lawns so as to protect access to homes and open spaces. We manage trees and bushes so as to maintain their health and remove possible hazards, and do our best to let the natural environment manage itself. We ensure that we and any contractors we hire comply with environmental regulations, and we take a long-term ecological perspective in managing land controlled by the estate.”

For all the current Herne Farm Estate information regarding the Environment. Click Here.

The Highways Department at Winchester.

ADOPTED:
All roads and footpaths on the estate are adopted APART from the following exceptions.
NOT ADOPTED:
Roads marked or signed as ‘Private Road’.
The Side Road leading to 1, 3 and 5 Marden Way, behind Chilgrove House, also leading to the rear of the Leisure Centre via a footpath.
Raising Enquires:
If you have an enquiry about, or a problem with any road or footpath on the Herne Farm Estate, then you should contact the Highway Department at Winchester.
Stating the following:
a) Which Road/Footpath on the Estate.
b) Where on that Road/Footpath your enquiry or problem is.
c) Take photographs as evidence where possible to show where or what the problem is.
d) A description explaining the problem, complaint or request for advise.

 

Herne Farm Limited is responsible for the Adopted Areas on the Estate.

    • Adopted Areas.
      • Details can be found on the Open Spaces page on this Web Site. Click Here.
      • There is also a Map in the Herne Farm Office that will show the Areas that have been Adopted.
    • Other Areas.
      • Some Areas are the responsibility of East Hampshire District Council and the Environment Agency.
      • Some Flats on the Estate have their own Management Companies.
        • These Management Companies are responsible for the Maintenance and Grass Cutting.
      • Streets/Roads and Footpaths are the responsibility of the Highways Department at Winchester.
    • If you have any queries then first check this Web Site, or you can contact the Centre Manager by email at ‘manager@hernefarmlimited.co.uk’ or by phone on 01730 266874 (Mon-Fri 09:00 till 13:00).

A. Users and Staff of the Herne Farm Leisure Centre and the CO-OP convenience store.

    • The Leisure Centre Front Car Park is Privately Owned by Herne Farm Limited.
    • The Car Park can be used by:
      • Users of the Leisure Centre for all events and activities.
      • Users of the CO-OP convenience store, under an annual agreement with Herne Farm Limited.
    • Herne Farm Limited
      • Does NOT Accept liability for any damage to, or any items stolen from vehicles parked in the car park.
      • Expects All vehicles to be parked in the parking bays provided.
      • Does NOT allow Vehicles to be left over night unless prior agreement has been made with the Centre Manager.
      • Does NOT allow Tradesman or Person(s) to operate from, or use the Car Park for any type of business.
    • All Users are asked to re-frame from Littering the car park.
    • CCTV cameras in operations.