Homebuilder in agreement to hand cash to community

A homebuilder will hand over hundreds of thousands of pounds to schools in Northamptonshire as part of a deal to build new homes in Broughton.

Redrow has permission to build 60 homes on land at Cox’s Lane and will be investing almost £750,000 locally.

Work on the nine-acre development, known as Cransley Green, will start early in the new year.

The cash is from a Section 106 agreement made with Kettering Council, which obliges developers to make contributions to cancel out negative effects of development.

Redrow will pay more than £70,000 towards highways and pay for £9,000 of bus vouchers.

Contributions will be made to the fire and rescue service and to provide and maintain open space.