Plans lodged for 129 homes in new Daventry neighbourhood

CGI images of what the site could look like, if approved by the council.
CGI images of what the site could look like, if approved by the council. -Credit:Spitfire Homes

Plans for 129 affordable homes in a large estate on the edge of a Northamptonshire town have been submitted to the council.

The Daventry-based development was first given approval in 2021 and will ultimately encompass 20 hectares of public open space, a new primary school, a community centre and shops.

In total, 1,100 houses have already been approved under outline planning for the Malabar estate, however reserved matters plans need to be approved before construction phases can start.

The applicant, Spitfire Homes, has also proposed that all 129 homes in this construction parcel be sold at affordable rent or for shared ownership. The site will also offer a range of sizes for different tenants, comprising nine one-bed apartments, 47 two-bed homes and 73 three-bed homes.

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Only 29 units were required to be affordable in this part of the extension. The developer has said that the extra 100 affordable homes will be an additional provision and will not count towards the development's overall affordability commitments.

The site is located to the southwest of Daventry, between the A425 and the A45, Stefen Way. The proposed primary school for the development is also located directly to the north east of the plans.

Car parking will be provided for the homes as on-plot driveway space or as allocated parking in shared courts. Electric vehicle charging points will be also available at the end of parking bays.

The planning statement from developers wrote: "The proposal creates a high quality, legible development which forms a pleasant, interesting and enjoyable place to live. Sustainability underpins the design approach in all the decisions made and consulted on.

"The final scheme has evolved over recent months and has benefitted considerably from the input of various parties."

West Northants Council is set to decide whether to approve the plans by mid-July. Comments on the application from interested parties are due in June.