Outline plans for up to 200 homes near Little Irchester

Plans have gone in for up to 200 houses on land near to Little Irchester
Plans have gone in for up to 200 houses on land near to Little Irchester

Outline plans for up to 200 houses to be built near Little Irchester have been submitted.

Bowbridge Land Ltd has applied for outline permission for a development of up to 200 dwellings on an area of land off London Road in Little Irchester.

It comes after a consultation was carried out on the proposals for the site, which is currently farmland, ahead of the application being made to Wellingborough Council.

Leaflets were sent to all households in Little Irchester as well as those in close proximity to the proposed development.

Letters were sent to members of the parish council and people have been able to make comments on a website about the plans online.

A meeting also took place with members of Irchester Parish Council in September and with Northamptonshire County Council in October as the owners of the adjacent Irchester Country Park.

The planning statement included in the application says: “The development would create local jobs in the construction industry which would be a boost to an area which has fallen short of its requirement in terms of housing construction.

“The future occupiers of the dwellings are likely to have jobs and as such to contribute substantially to the local economy through the increased use of facilities and purchase of goods and services in the local area.

“In addition, the New Homes Bonus generated by the development will potentially benefit the local community through investment in new and enhanced infrastructure and services.”

The report says 30 per cent of the dwellings would be affordable units and there would be the opportunity to provide a number of bungalows as part of the development.

As the application is for outline permission, more specific details about the development will be determined at a later date if this application is approved.

However, the design and access statement submitted as part of the application says the majority of the houses would be two-storey dwellings and the main access to the site would be via London Road, with an additional access in Gipsy Lane if required.

For more information about the proposals go to www.littleirchester.net.