Watch incredible drone footage of drastic changes to Northampton countryside to make way for hundreds of houses
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Take a look at incredible drone footage showing the drastic changes to Northampton countryside to make way for hundreds of new homes.
Northampton resident Simon Newton, who runs Air 3 Media, has recorded some amazing drone footage of housing developments being built between Harpole and Duston, in Sandy Lane.
Sandy Lane has been closed to all traffic since June 12 while contractor Chasetown Civil Engineering completes ten-month reconstruction works to accommodate the developments. West Northants Council confirmed today (Monday, October 30) that Sandy Lane is on track to reopen in March 2024.
Western Gate is being built on Sandy Lane opposite the entrance into the village of Harpole. Construction work started on site in early 2022 and houses have been up for sale for months. This is a Bovis Homes and Linden Homes development. There will be 439 homes in total once complete, according to Bovis Homes, of which 15 percent will be ‘affordable’ housing.
Norwood Quarter, which is situated in Berrywood Road and Sandy Lane, is being built by Miller Homes. Once complete, Norwood Quarter will feature a total of 349 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, 52 of which will be affordable homes, according to Miller Homes. When construction of the current phase of homes is complete, Miller Homes has plans to build further phases of the development over the next couple of years.
Harlestone Park is being built just off of New Sandy Lane. Bloor Homes started constructing the new homes in February 2023, welcoming its first residents in July The first phase of 98 dwellings is currently under construction. Eventually there will be 430 new two, three, four and five bedroom homes, built in four phases at Harlestone Park. The current range of three and four bedrooms homes for sale start from £290,000 and includes a limited number of new homes ready for people to move in before Christmas 2023, according to a spokeswoman.