Plans for huge East Midlands mixed-use site revealed
Plans to create new homes and employment space at a new development in Northamptonshire are to be submitted later this year by developers.
Gallagher Estates is working jointly with specialist housebuilder Davidsons Homes, on land north of Overstone Green. The plans would bring forward around 1,500 homes and provide up to eight hectares of land for employment purposes.
The partners are expected to submit an outline planning application for the development which is part of the Northampton North Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) later this year, with the site having been allocated in the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan in 2014.
Overstone Green is part of an overall site which has been allocated for 3,500 new homes, ten hectares of employment land as well as a new primary school, a convenience store, health care facilities, a community centre, sport and leisure facilities and improvements to the transport and road infrastructure.
Adrian Clack, group land director at Gallagher Estates, said the plans would provide a major boost to housing delivery in this area of Northampton.
“We have a proven track record of delivering this kind of development across the UK and we are looking forward to working with Davidsons Homes to create around 1,500 homes to meet the local housing demand as well as developing business units to provide employment primarily for local people,” he said.
“It is early days but we are confident we are reaching a stage where plans will be submitted for outline planning permission towards the end of 2018 to create a development which will lead to a thriving new community.”
James Burnham, land director at Davidsons Homes, said: “Cultivating communities is incredibly important as part of any new development and Overstone Green represents an opportunity to do just that; combine beautiful homes, designed with modern family life in mind, with convenient access to a range of amenities and employment prospects, which help transform houses into homes.
“As a five-star Home Builders’ Federation award winning housebuilder, Davidsons Homes is committed to high standards of design, build, finish and service. Our architects are already working on some stunning concepts for this site that will help capture and reflect the charm of the surrounding area.
“These plans will provide a new lease of life for this corner of Northamptonshire so we’re both proud to be involved and very much looking forward to working with Gallagher Estates, and other stakeholders, on this very exciting project.”