Monksmoor Farm, Daventry




Crest Nicholson

Services Used

Pegasus Group worked closely with national house builder Crest Nicholson to bring the development plans for parcels within the Monksmoor Park development to fruition.

The development at Monksmoor Farm provides a new community  of up to 1,000 residential dwellings and will deliver an integrated, sustainable extension to the town of Daventry using ‘Garden City’ principles. Delivering a good range of housing, community facilities (including a school, retail, commercial and leisure opportunities) as well as green spaces (including an extension to Daventry Country Park), creating a well-balanced community. The Outline planning permission was granted in May 2010.

The approved Outline Masterplan document has been fully considered and underpin how the detailed design issues have been interpreted and delivered.

We produced the design compliance statements, detailed layouts, house types, including apartments, for the developments parcels, Phases 2, 3, 4. The remaining areas including Phase 5 and the Local Centre are intended for future development.

Detailed planning permission was granted for Parcel 2, comprising 175 dwellings, in December 2014 and Parcel 3, for 212 dwellings, in July 2016. Planning permission was granted for Phase 4A, 57 dwellings, in April 2017. We began work on initial design work in the Autumn 2013 to support Crest Nicholson purchase of the land.

Architectural Character

The built form is designed to complement the location. It adopts the form and grain of an ‘rural fringe’. The character is more informal, particularly to the edges with green space and the detail is derived from the local vernacular.

The first phases of this development comprise apartments and houses of a traditional architectural character. In the style of a 21st century garden village, this new community is designed to be within easy reach of open countryside, the amenities of Daventry town centre and other existing local services.

In addition, phases such as the ‘Waterside’, the second phase, demonstrate a contemporary collection of homes. These are nestled in an abundance of open space, situated next to the Grand Union Canal, with access to open countryside.


Regional Design Award (2017):

Waterside, the second phase of the Monksmoor Park, presented with an award for design from the Northamptonshire branch of Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in recognition of its distinctive architectural styles and development layout. The integration of homes and the countryside was also a key reason for its success.


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