Overstone Green.


Davidsons Developments Ltd & L&Q Estates


1600 dwellings, 20 acres commercial land

Local Authority

Daventry District Council


Residential, Mixed-use,
Public Sector

Key Project Information

  • Outline planning application for major residential and commercial development north east of Northampton. The outline planning application was submitted in January 2020 on behalf of L&Q Estates and Davidsons Developments.
  • The scheme will secure and deliver balance of the Northampton North Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) as allocated under Policy N3 in the adopted West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy.

We submitted outline plans for the development of 1600 new homes and almost 20 acres of commercial land to the north east of Northampton.

Plans included:

  • 1,600 dwellings
  • up to 5.95ha of mixed-use commercial land, including a local centre, over 55s living/residential care home, community hub and light industry/office accommodation
  • a 2-form entry primary school
  • public open space, including allotments and children’s play space(s)
  • structural landscape planting
  • associated infrastructure including drainage features and vehicular access

We provided planning, design, economics, environmental and heritage expertise throughout the project.

Overstone Leys Masterplan

The masterplan has been designed to create a sustainable development that generates its own distinct identity, combining appropriate facilities and open spaces with a mix of housing types and sizes for a future community to thrive.

The development proposals will provide cohesive linkages to the first phase of the urban extension currently under construction at Overstone Leys to the south and allowing for further dualling of the A43 to form an important gateway into Northampton.

The masterplan seeks to maintain and build upon the existing landscape structure, pursuing enhancements to the Local Wildlife Site at Cowpasture Spinney, the re-use of the existing farm buildings on site for a community hub and the retention of existing trees and hedgerows.

Using the existing features as inspiration, the masterplan creates an extensive network of linear green links, creating diverse public open spaces that encourage walking and cycling to the planned community facilities whilst enhancing the public engagement with present site features. A Design Code is submitted with the planning application to demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to deliver a high quality designed scheme.