Our Service Charge Sites

The Land Trust currently manages eight residential service charge sites across England, with responsibility for managing green space on behalf of 4,500 homeowners across the country. We manage these sites in exactly the same way we would manage our country parks and nature reserves and use our five key charitable objectives to drive everything we do.

We recognise that well-managed green space around developments is what helps create healthy resilient communities.

In 2019-20 for the first time, the Trust analysed the economic and social value created on its service charge sites, with the model showing nearly £2.5 million was created from the management of the green spaces around the Trust’s service charge sites. This figure rises to over £16 million when the uplift in property prices is
taken in to consideration.

You can learn more about our service charge sites and the charitable impact we deliver on them by reading our case studies below:

We have responsibility for the green space management at the following developments:


Beaulieu, Chelmsford is a vibrant new development bringing together inspirational architecture and landscaping.   A wide variety of green open spaces will be created ranging from formal parks such as The Great Park, The Heath and the linear park The Chase, along with a number of pocket parks, community gardens and attractive street planting.


Linmere is designed to be a place for communities that embraces the natural environment, and where all generations can enjoy a great quality of life. This exciting new collection of leafy and walkable neighbourhoods, situated north of Houghton Regis and nestled into verdant surroundings, will have its first homes completed and ready to move in, in 2021. The Land Trust will maintain and preserve these spaces on behalf of Houghton Regis Management Company.


Marleigh is a new community of 1,300 new homes in the north east corner of the historic city of Cambridge. Everyone will benefit from open, publicly accessible green space that is the equivalent in size to 44 football pitches plus an on-site Land Trust Ranger who will work out of the Community Centre.

Merlin Park

Merlin Park is in an attractive new community with a fascinating history. The development has exciting new communal open spaces, containing play areas and green open space inspired by the site's RAF history.

New Lubbesthorpe

New Lubbesthorpe is an exciting new development with large amounts of green space to benefit the community. The Land Trust will be taking on the management of these spaces over time, ensuring they are maintained to a high standard, enabling residents of New Lubbesthorpe to exercise, play and enjoy spending time there.

St Luke's Park

St. Luke’s Park is an attractive new community with a rich infrastructure of communal open spaces, containing rich green meadows and thriving wildlife.

St Michael's Hurst

St Michael's Hurst is a vibrant, attractive community with a rich infrastructure of communal open spaces, play areas and Bat Willow Hurst Country Park to be enjoyed by  the local community. These green spaces have been created to fulfil a whole range of shared functions such as providing safe pedestrian and cycle access routes, allowing for sustainable drainage and creating leisure and social opportunities for the benefit of the local community.


Upton is a vibrant, attractive community with a rich infrastructure of communal open spaces, play areas, nature areas and water features for the benefit of the local community.   We have the responsibility for the green space management within this development, maintaining and enhancing the green community spaces, including the SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) that residents contribute to through paying a service charge.


Waverley is a vibrant semi-rural community where large areas of the site will be green and attractive public open spaces such as play areas, woodlands and two large lakes set in parkland.


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