Persimmon Homes & Bloor Homes
West Northamptonshire Council
Key Project Information
- Towcester Grange is a Sustainable Southern Expansion of the town and is to provide 3,000 new homes alongside employment, community facilities including local centre, two new primary schools and a relief road.
- We secured outline planning approval for 2,750 homes along with associated uses.
- Produced various Design Codes for the project
- Secured Reserved Matters approval for 246 homes on behalf of Bloor Homes involving the creation of bespoke house types to comply with the Design Code
- Provided landscape design of the open spaces and green infrastructure which has been implemented and design for other parts of the site on-going
- Developed the detailed design of a number of play areas including large destination natural play spaces and sustainable urban drainage areas
- Currently submitted a full planning application for a further 211 homes within the site.
Towcester Grange is a sustainable new urban extension for Towcester, which will be home to more than 7,200 residents, offering a desirable place to live with opportunities for employment, education, recreation and community interaction.
The place takes inspiration from the vernacular of Towcester through the use of materials and architectural detailing. Green corridors, play areas, allotments and natural green spaces are linked together providing recreation for the residents. These green spaces include tree planting, grassland and sustainable urban drainage which provides natural habitats to support a wide range of native wildlife and ecology.
Our expert teams produced the masterplan, Design & Access Statement, Design Code, landscape design, detailed layouts and architecture for this new mixed-used neighbourhood on the southern side of Towcester.
The scheme included delivery of the southern relief road linking the A5 to the A43, two primary schools and a nursery, community hall and local centre providing shops, a public house, a hotel with conference and leisure facilities, and land for a variety of employment opportunities.
This was a major investment in new homes, jobs and infrastructure over a number of years set to underwrite and complement the wider investment and urban regeneration.
The wider planning application included:
- 3,000 new homes of mixed type and tenure including affordable housing;
- Employment land to accommodate B1, B2 and B8 uses;
- A mixed-use centre to accommodate food anchor store, retail units, public house/restaurant, nursery and community hall/sports pavilion;
- A mixed-use commercial area to accommodate a hotel with conference facilities and bar/restaurant;
- Two new two-form entry primary schools;
- Provision of the Towcester Relief Road connecting with the A5 via a new roundabout and realignment of minor road and the A43;
- Extensive areas of public open space and areas of strategic landscaping.