Have your say on plans for 600 homes in Wellingborough

Plans for 600 new houses off Park Farm Way in Wellingborough have gone on show
Plans for 600 new houses off Park Farm Way in Wellingborough have gone on show

People are being asked to have their say on plans for 600 new houses in Wellingborough.

The proposed development is for a new neighbourhood on land to the north of Park Farm Way in the town.

A public exhibition organised by Hallam Land Development was held at nearby Ruskin Junior School on Monday for people to have a look at the plans for up to 600 houses, public open space and landscaping.

The site is on two fields located between Park Farm Way, the existing Sainsbury’s store and the Queensway estate.

Proposed access for vehicles will be from Park Farm Way and Northampton Road next to the supermarket.

A planning application is being prepared in response to Wellingborough Council identifying this as a site for new housing within its Borough Plan, which said 4,500 houses needed to be built in the borough between 2011 and 2021 to meet the needs of a growing population and to support economic growth.

While the council said the site could take 770 houses, the proposals are actually for 600 to keep the density of housing down.

The development will have a mix of house types and sizes with detached, semi-detached and terraced properties.

The majority of the houses are to be aimed at families and will have three or more bedrooms, although there will be smaller properties including affordable housing.

Comments made during Monday’s consultation as well as online will be considered before the final plans are drawn up.

An application seeking outline planning permission is then likely to be submitted to Wellingborough Council early next year.

Anyone wanting to see the plans or make a comment online can go to wellingborough.csaenvironmental.co.uk.

The closing date for the consultation is December 22.

Anyone with questions about the plans can call 0116 2816905 for more details.