Approval Secured For More Than 3,000 Homes In Northampton

Sector: Mixed Use, Education, Leisure, Regeneration, Retail, Residential

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Location: Dallington Grange, Mill Lane, Kingsthorpe, Northampton

The delivery of more than 3,000 new homes, new schools, an integrated transport network and local employment opportunities on land at Kings Heath, Northampton has taken a major step forward.

Pegasus Group has secured outline planning permission for the Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) at Dallington Grange, Mill Lane, Kingsthorpe, on behalf of developers Persimmon Homes and David Wilson Homes.

Northampton Borough Council approved the outline plans, with all matters reserved except access, at its meeting last night (30th October).

Paul Burrell, Executive Director based at Pegasus Group’s Cirencester office said: “This is a large and important urban extension that will take a number of years to deliver.

“The benefits of the scheme are many and we worked hard to present those benefits as fully and openly as possible to not only the council but also local residents.”

The development will provide:

  • Up to 3,000 new homes including around 300 affordable homes
  • Two primary schools and a secondary school
  • A local centre to include food store and six shop units, a restaurant or café, a ‘drinking establishment’, hot food takeaway and a pub
  • The redevelopment of Grange Farm to provide a café, restaurant, pub or hotel
  • Employment land

Under a Section 106, the scheme is set to finance a multi-use community building, public transport, healthcare, local highway improvements and the management of open spaces.

While Government cash via a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will help pay for the much-anticipated Northampton North-West Relief Road, a secondary school and off-site sports provision.

Paul added: “The proposed development is a major investment in new homes, jobs and infrastructure of local significance in accordance with the aims and objectives of the adopted Development Plan.

“Our expert teams provided planning, design and master planning, and landscape design and we are very happy that outline planning permission has been secured.

“We liaised closely with Northampton Borough Council, including taking part in a technical briefing at which councillors were able to ask questions clarifying technical aspects of the proposals including site context, site access strategy, concept plan and an indicative masterplan.”

Simon McDonald, managing director of Persimmon Homes Midlands said: “Dallington Grange is set to be a highly sought-after place to live.

“Persimmon will bring much-needed, modern and practical homes in a range of styles. All our homes are built to high levels of energy efficiency and stringent safety standards, and come with our two-year Persimmon warranty, plus a 10-year insurance-backed warranty, offering peace of mind and lower running costs than older properties.”

John Dillon, Managing Director of David Wilson Homes South Midlands added: “We’re looking forward to the future community which will be built at Dallington Grange. The development will deliver high-quality, much-needed new homes for a range of buyers as well as new schools, community facilities and business opportunities.”

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Dallington Grange Masterplan