3,000 new homes and three new schools planned for site on edge of Northampton

3,000 homes could be built around the Dallingtona area of Northampton
3,000 homes could be built around the Dallingtona area of Northampton
  • 3,000 new homes could be built on site behind Kings Heath estate in Northampton
  • Plans also include two new primary schools and a secondary school
  • Development will be served by new road as part of proposed North West bypass

A planning application has been submitted to Northampton Borough Council to build 3,000 new homes, three new schools and a new supermarket on land on the edge of the town.

The plans for the large housing development, which would be built on land near to Dallington, Kings heath and Kingsthorpe, would involve the creation of a new road, which would form part of the North West bypass.

A document put together by Pegasus Group on behalf of developers David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Barratt Homes, states that the proposal would include a large employment site for 81 offices and a retail centre including a pub, a restaurant and a nursery.

The planing proposal also includes two new primary schools, a secondary school and the provision of extensive areas of open space for recreation.

The planing document states: “Development of the Dallington Grange site will help Northampton deliver its housing needs within a sustainable development comprising new neighbourhoods, employment and community uses.

“The proposed masterplan is founded on the very best practice in urban design, community integration and sustainable development, with links to the existing movement corridors and town.

“The aim is to create a development for the 21st century with its own character and distinctive identity.”

The planning application is likely to be discussed at a meeting of Northampton Borough Council’s planning committee in July.