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Northampton urban extension green-lit

Words: Laura Edgar
Masterplan of the urban extension / Pegasus Group

Outline plans for up to 3,000 new homes and two primary schools have been approved by Northampton Borough Council.

The “sustainable urban extension” is for land at Dallington Grange, Mill Lane, Kingsthorpe.

A local centre comprising a food store, six shop units, a restaurant or café, a pub and a hot food takeaway were also approved. Grange Farm will be redeveloped to provide a café, restaurant, pub or hotel. Employment land will be provided too.

Persimmon Homes and David Wilson Homes will deliver the development. Pegasus Group secured the permission.

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.”

Section 106 contributions are expected to finance a multi-use community building, public transport, healthcare, local highway improvements, and the management of open spaces. Community Infrastructure Levy cash will help finance the Northampton North-West Relief Road, a secondary school and off-site sports provision.

Image credit | Pegaus Group