Detailed plans for the first phase of housing at the Stanton Cross development in Wellingborough have been given the go-ahead.
The first phase of the major mixed-use development will deliver 379 homes, which includes a mix of one, two, three and four-bed homes along with 20 affordable homes.
Work on the first housing phase will start in early 2016 with the first homes ready for occupation by the autumn.
Construction work on the first housing follows the start of major infrastructure works, which includes two major roads, a new country park, flood-relief works and a new station car park.
The plans were approved by Wellingborough council’s planning committee on Wednesday (October 7), with detailed plans for a further phase of 142 homes set to be considered by the committee next month.
John Lougher, managing director of South Midlands Region at Bovis Homes, said: “We welcome approval for this first phase of housing at Stanton Cross and look forward to delivering new homes and jobs, as well transport and community infrastructure for Wellingborough.”
We welcome approval for this first phase of housing at Stanton Cross and look forward to delivering new homes and jobsJohn Lougher
Wellingborough Council leader Paul Bell said: “We’re delighted that we’re now talking about the details at Stanton Cross.
“Work is getting started on this major project, with all the benefits that will bring to our borough, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new residents next year.”
Stanton Cross is set to deliver 3,200 homes, 7,500 new jobs, an enhanced railway station, a country park, schools, a doctor’s surgery and shopping facilities for Wellingborough.
It is the product of partnership and co-operation between a range of stakeholders including Bovis Homes, Borough Council of Wellingborough, Network Rail, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, British Steel Pension Fund, Northamptonshire County Council and East Midlands Trains.
The whole development is expected to take between 10 and 15 years to complete.