Plans for jobs, homes and school

A map of where the Prospect Place development could be built
A map of where the Prospect Place development could be built

PEOPLE can have their say on new plans for a big development which includes a business park, 600 homes, a primary school and leisure facilities.

Northampton-based developer Hampton Brook says its proposed Prospect Park scheme, to the west of Wilby, will bring new employers, jobs and training opportunities to Wellingborough.

A new primary school, neighbourhood centre, sports and leisure facilities and 600 homes could be built on the site off the A509.

Wilby Way roundabout would also be redesigned to reduce congestion, and an additional roundabout would be put in at the entrance to Cotswold Drive.

More than 700 newsletters have been sent out to people living in the area, who will be asked for their opinions on the plans.

Graham Stanton, managing director of Hampton Brook, said: “Prospect Park is a genuinely exciting prospect for Wellingborough as it presents a deliverable opportunity for a flagship business park that will create a significant number of new jobs and training initiatives for the town as well as bringing forward much-needed infrastructure improvements and community facilities.”

Simon Toseland, director of commercial property agents, Prop Search Wellingborough, said: “Wellingborough has lost a number of potential new employers over recent years due to a lack of suitable land to meet their needs and this factor is also making it incredibly difficult to respond to and accommodate demand for expansion from existing occupiers based in the borough. There is a real need for more sites that are suitable to help boost the town’s economy and provide new jobs. The location and proposals for high-quality business space at Prospect Park presents a prime opportunity for Wellingborough to cater for its growing businesses and attract new employers.”

Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce chairman Alan Piggot said: “The chamber supports Prospect Park as a mixed-use employment and housing scheme in order to provide a high-quality business park which has the ability to attract value-added employment for the town.

“It would also provide a deliverable amount of housing to support the supply of housing land in the short to medium term.”

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