A long-delayed housing development on a derelict industrial site in Northampton could be back on the cards.
In 2004, plans were first revealed to build hundreds of new homes in Ransome Road, Far Cotton.
Despite the plans being backed by politicians a number of times since then, and much of the land being cleared, no building work has yet begun on the site.
That could be due to change soon with developers, Kier Partnership Homes, indicating they now plan to build there.
Documents submitted to Northampton Borough Council suggest the company will submit plans for the land between Delapre Abbey and the site of the town’s former power station soon.
They said: “It is the intention of Kier Partnership Homes to submit a planning application for the provision of about 404 units on brownfield land to the south of Northampton town centre.”
The plans for the Ransome Road site are expected to be submitted to the council in two sections.
The documents said: “Part of the planning application is in an area located in the north west of the application site.
“The development proposals for this area include 94 two, three and four bedroom houses and an apartment block providing 12 units, with a mix of one and two bedroom apartments.
“The second part of the planning application comprises an area where it is intended to build in the region of 298 residential units, ranging from one bedroom apartments to five bedroom town houses.”
Plans for the redevelopment of Ransome Road were first submitted to Northampton Borough Council in 2004.
They were backed by both the council and the Government, although no development work on the site happened.
Further plans for the site were then submitted to the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) in 2007, which were again backed by politicans.
But again, no development took place because of concerns about “the financial viability of the site”.
Further update plans were submitted to the WNDC again in 2010, but again no development took place.
The latest plans are still in their very early stages.
Officials at the Guildhall are due to inspect them during the coming months.