Hundreds of new homes will be built on a large piece of wasteland in Northampton as part of a £60 million development project.
The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has picked a developer to push forward the Ransome Road site in Far Cotton.
The development will see about 400 new homes built on the land, most of which was previously in industrial use.
Charles Amies from the HCA said: “We’re pleased that we can move forward and get on site at Ransome Road.
“We know through working closely with Northampton Borough Council that the site is a local priority. It will deliver much-needed new homes for the borough as well as being a key part of the town’s growth, which will create further homes and jobs for local people.”
The new homes will be built by Kier which is also currently building both Northampton’s new bus station and the new student halls of residence in the St John’s area of town.
Chris King from Kier said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by the HCA to work with them to deliver this much anticipated and prestigious scheme in Northampton.
“This opportunity reinforces our commitment to providing high quality affordable homes.
“The commitment of the HCA and Northampton Borough Council has enabled us to propose a modern design to maximise the currently derelict site, creating a vibrant new community.”
Plans for the redevelopment of Ransome Road were backed by the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation in 2010.
In November 2011, a £2.3 million scheme was completed to improve the junction between Ransome Road and London Road to improve access to the land.
Housing development on the site will include both flats and houses for rent and for sale.
The development will also include the development of two new bridges.