A housebuilder is to invest £311,000 in the development of new homes in Burton Latimer as part of an agreement made when planning permission was granted.
Taylor Wimpey has provided the funding to Kettering Council for improvements around the Wheatfields, hundreds of new homes which are currently under construction between Cranford Road and the A6.
The investment is the result of an agreement which sets out certain conditions for developers to meet before the plans for the homes were approved.
It includes a £300,000 contribution towards leisure facilities and £11,000 to be earmarked for public open spaces, sports pitches and play areas.
A storm drainage pond is also under construction.
Dominic Harman, managing director of Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, said: “This investment reflects our belief that building new homes is about more than just providing high-quality properties for people to live in – it is about giving homebuyers the chance to be part of a thriving and sustainable community.
“Our contributions totalling £311,000 towards improving local leisure facilities and public open space will benefit not only our customers at The Wheatfields, but also existing residents of Burton Latimer and the wider community within Kettering Borough.”
Meanwhile, a similar agreement means 12 acres of public land will be opened up to the public in the village of Mawsley.
The land has been handed over by Taylor Wimpey to Kettering Council.
Usage of the land will include a village garden with a pond and a so-called eco-meadow.