Sign advertising new 1,800-home development on edge of Northampton goes up

The first phase of construction is set to include 600 homes, a new primary school, a local centre and a new main access

Monday, 13th September 2021, 4:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 9:38 am

A new sign has gone up advertising a yet-to-be-built housing development set to comprise of 1,800 homes on the edge of Northampton.

The sign has gone up in a field between Duston and Harpole, just off Sandy Lane, which reads: "Western Gate. A development of two, three, four and five bed homes. Coming soon."

The Bovis Homes and Linden Homes development was approved by Northampton Borough Council back in October 2019.

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The sign advertising Western Gate housing development

Reported by the Chron back in 2019, the applicant J S Bloor (Northampton) Ltd sought outline planning permission for residential-led developments of up to 1,750 dwellings and 600 dwellings.

The 600 dwellings would form the first phase of the total of 1,750 dwellings that would be provided across the larger site area, and are not in addition.

As well as the first 600 homes, the first phase is set to include a new primary school, a local centre and a new main access off New Sandy Lane. The second and third phases would see the delivery of the remaining 1,150 homes.

West Northamptonshire Council has over the last few weekends been resurfacing Sandy Lane, which is set to be completed by next weekend (Sunday, September 19).

The Chron also reported in 2019 that the development is set to be delivered over an 11-year period, with work commencing between the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, with the first occupants moving in shortly afterwards.

However, Linden Homes' website says the development will begin to be built in 2022.

Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have been contacted for comment.