A developer says it can fund improvements to the A43 in their entirety if it is given permission to build 2,000 homes on the outskirts of Northampton.
The Chron reported last week that Barratt Homes was proposing a development on land north of Moulton, to include constructing a dual carriageway from Moulton to Sywell.
But Roundhill Northampton Ltd is promoting an alternative scheme, called Moulton Heights, on a different piece of land north of the village.
Its proposal also includes about 2,000 homes and the dualling of part of the A43, and also the proposed relocation of Moulton School.
The company said it was not planning to build on green belt land and claimed it had the backing of the community.
Roundhill Northampton Ltd is run by former Northampton Saints rugby captain, Mike Roper, and his son Oliver. Oliver said: “Our proposal is realistic and will happen. We have been working on this proposal longer than Barratts. And we have a greater degree of local support because we are providing a new secondary school building, providing a relief road for Moulton and protecting the integrity of the village.” A planning application is due to be submitted by Daventry District Council next May. The company has already submitted a planning application for 115 homes and a new healthcare facility at Marsh Spinney.
The Roundhill Northampton Ltd scheme will go up against a rival plan from developer Barratt Homes.
The Chron reported last week that Barratt’s plans included provision for a food store, pub, day nursery, medical centre, five retail units and an industrial unit.
There will also be two primary schools, outdoor sports pitches, allotments and a children’s play area, but no secondary school provision.
The proposal also includes the dualling of a section of the A43.
Northampton Borough Council members have raised concerns that administration of the plans will be carried out by Daventry District Council.
At a planning committee meeting on Tuesday, Councillor Dennis Meredith (Lib, Talavera) said: “This is a very contentious planning application.
“People are saying the infrastructure should be put in place before any houses are built.”