Plan for 210 homes and a public park in Northamptonshire get the go-ahead

Site set for 210 homes and a public park at Wood Burcote Court Estate
Site set for 210 homes and a public park at Wood Burcote Court Estate
  • The plans are now subject to public consultation following outline planning permission
  • Developers must contribute to funding local services, including almost £2 million to education
  • A 13-hectare public park is also in the proposal, incorporating existing woodland

Plans to build 210 homes and a public park in Northamptonshire have been given the green light on the condition that developers contribute to services in the area.

The project for the Wood Burcote Court Estate in Towcester, submitted by Jackson Stopps Trustees, was given outline planning permission by South Northamptonshire Council. It will now be subject of a public consultation before a detailed plan is submitted and the final decision is made.

This is really excellent news for the development of Towcester

Calvin Bell, director of development

Under the signed Section 106 Agreement, the developers will have to provide almost £2 million towards primary, secondary and sixth form education facilities in the area, almost £400,000 towards improvements in Burcote Road and the town centre, and £210,000 towards public transport enhancements.

The creation and maintenance of a 13-hectare public park, incorporationg mature trees, established parkland and streamside and woodland walks, has also been included.

If the detailed plans are approved following the consultation, work on the development is set to begin towards the end of the year.

Calvin Bell, director of development, said: “This is really excellent news for the development of Towcester while not only providing the necessary extra homes, but also ensuring that the character of the market town is retained as much as possible with the development of a new public park.

The planning application can be viewed at www.snc.planning-register.co.uk/plandisp.aspx?recno=67234. The development is part of the Towcester Masterplan, which can be viewed at www.southnorthants.gov.uk/towcestermasterplan