Flats plan for land off one of the main routes into Rushden

Outline planning permission is being sought for up to 39 flats off John Clark Way

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 7:00 am

Outline planning permission is being sought for up to 39 flats on one of the main routes into Rushden.

Connolly Homes Ltd has applied to build up to 39 residential dwellings with all matters reserved except access on land between the old railway line and John Clark Way.

If the plans get the go-ahead, the flats would be spread across two three-storey blocks and include 16 one-bed and 23 two-bed units.

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The proposals for up to 39 flats at land just off John Clark Way in Rushden

Documents submitted as part of the application say 30 per cent of the total number of units would be affordable dwellings.

The papers also say: "With respect to the economic benefits of the proposed scheme, the development is well located in close proximity of existing facilities and services essential for day-to-day needs.

"This development would encourage use of these facilities and service, thereby supporting local businesses.

"Additionally, the construction period would make a very notable contribution to this industry via the creation of jobs and demand.

"In the long term, the council tax that will be collected will also make important contributions in enhancing the social, economic, environmental conditions of the area."

The proposed access would be a simple priority junction with a right hand turn lane off John Clark Way.

Parking would be one allocated space per flat with some provision for visitor parking as well as secure cycle parking provided on the ground floor of the apartment blocks.

The greenfield site is close to the A6 and provides good access to both Rushden town centre and the A45.

Recent development in the area has seen the new service station with a Greggs, Starbucks and Sainsbury's On The Go which opened at the top of John Clark Way in February.

For more information or to comment on the outline planning application, which will be considered by North Northamptonshire Council, click here.

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