Hundreds of new jobs planned in huge Northamptonshire development

The site in Brackley which has been earmarked for development
The site in Brackley which has been earmarked for development

Hundreds of jobs could be created in Brackley after details of a major development were posted to thousands of town residents.

This week Banbury-based planning consultant Framptons sent out more than 3,000 leaflets showing plans for the land off Northampton Road opposite the Old Sawmills site.

They include details of the eagerly awaited replacement to the aging Brackley Cottage Hospital, a Sainbury’s supermarket, a petrol station, and a budget hotel.

Discussions are also on going with a major local employer seeking and new headquarters.

Developer Albion Land, based in Northampton, is preparing a planning application for the comprehensive development of the land.

The scheme has been designed to provide a new combined Primary Care Centre to accommodate Brackley Health Centre and Washington House Surgery with additional health facilities. This include a pharmacy and community services, together with a 60-bed nursing care home which will include replacing the 12-bed spaces presently provided in the outdated Brackley Cottage Hospital.

Sainsbury’s scheme comprises of a 46,000 sq ft foodstore with around 430 car parking spaces and a petrol filling station. The scheme, which is their first in South Northants, will also create around 330 full and part-time jobs. Albion Land is also in discussions with a major local employer who is seeking a new company headquarters site. Provision has been made in the scheme for a budget hotel facing towards the A43 roundabout.

Kelvin Pearce, a Director at Albion Land said: “We believe that we have prepared an attractive development that will have many benefits for Brackley – providing additional shopping choice for the town centre, close to the new residential expansion area of Radstone Fields.

“The scheme has enabled us to reach agreement with Brackley Investments for the provision of the long awaited new primary care centre and care home. We are hopeful that our discussions with a locally based major employer will also be successful. This development will provide many jobs during construction and hundreds of new jobs will be provided when all the developments are completed.”

Robert Oxley, Sainsbury’s Regional Development Executive, added: “Sainsbury’s proposed new store will improve the local shopping offer in Brackley by delivering a wider choice to local residents.

“We’re confident that a new Sainsbury’s will bring greater custom to the town, which should benefit local businesses and encourage further investment in the area.”

The public exhibition is planned for October 26 between 3pm and 8pm and October 27 between 10am and 2pm at Brackley Town Hall.