Go-ahead given for more than 500 new houses on Corby development

Oakley Vale

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Councillors have given the go-ahead for up to 530 new houses as part of the latest phase of Corby’s Oakley Vale development.

As well as providing up to 530 new open market and affordable properties ranging from two to five-bedroom homes, the latest stage of Oakley Vale will also include large areas of public open space, a new nature reserve and a small local centre for people to use and enjoy.

The plans also include land for a new primary school, potentially providing new school places at the heart of the Oakley Vale community.

Corby Council’s development control committee voted to approve the outline planning application, subject to the agreement of Section 106 and planning conditions, when it discussed the proposals earlier this month.

Richard Astle, a spokesman for Great Oakley Farms Ltd which submitted the application, said: “We are delighted that our proposals for the latest phase of Oakley Vale have been approved by Corby Borough Council.

“Great Oakley Farms has taken great care in developing the plans to ensure that they complement the existing Oakley Vale community, make a positive contribution to Corby’s housing needs and deliver benefits to the local community and wider area.

“We would like to thank everybody who took the time to comment on the proposals as they were being developed and helped us to finalise the plans.”