Plans for up to 600 new houses in Wellingborough

Plans for 600 new houses off Park Farm Way in Wellingborough went on show last December

Plans for 600 new houses off Park Farm Way in Wellingborough went on show last December

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Outline planning permission is being sought for up to 600 new houses in Wellingborough.

Hallam Land Management Limited and George Thompson have applied for permission to build the homes on land between Park Farm Way and Shelley Road in Wellingborough.

Their proposals for the site, which is currently used for agriculture, would see up to 180 of the 600 homes built as affordable housing for local people.

About a third of the site would be made available for public open space for existing and future residents of the town, creating a mix of areas for different age groups and types of recreation activity.

New pedestrian and cycle routes would be created and vehicular access would be via a new roundabout on Park Farm Way.

Documents submitted as part of the application to Wellingborough Council state: “Although the details of the layout and scale will be finalised in the submission of details following approval of this application, the overall disposition of the new homes, areas of open space and landscaping can be appreciated.

“The proposed development will therefore comprise a sustainable extension to the urban area of Wellingborough, making a significant contribution to meeting the borough’s housing needs in an attractive environment that is well located to local facilities and jobs.”

The applicants carried out a public consultation ahead of applying for outline planning permission.

A public exhibition was held at Ruskin Junior School last December, and leaflets were distributed to residents living in the area and ward councillors.

The exhibition was attended by 39 people, who were invited to give their views on the proposed development before the formal plans were submitted.

The plans, which will be considered by Wellingborough Council’s planning committee, conclude: “This statement forms part of an outline planning application submitted to the Borough Council of Wellingborough for the development of up to 600 new homes and associated infrastructure on land at Park Farm Way, Wellingborough.

“The site has no environmental or physical constraints which would prevent development.

“The proposed development will create much needed new homes, in conjunction with a suitable access, open space, landscaping and a sustainable drainage system.”

To see the plans, go to http://pawebsrv.wellingborough.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NXSUIHRBMF800.