REVEALED: Find out which shops and restaurants have signed up for Rushden Lakes so far

A list of more than 25 names set to be part of the Rushden Lakes scheme has been released as part of a travel plan for the site.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:11 am
The first phase of Rushden Lakes is due to open in July

Numerous retailers including Marks & Spencer, H&M and House of Fraser have already been confirmed for the multi-million pound retail and leisure development.

But the Northants Telegraph can now reveal more than 25 well-known brands which are set to have a unit there and have been named in a plan required as part of the transport plan for the site.

According to the transport plan documents, submitted as part of an application which will be considered by East Northants Council, the full list of names so far is:

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- Holland & Barrett

- Tiger

- Pandora

- Hobbs

- Jigsaw

- Phase 8

- Joules

- White Stuff

- Paperchase

- Clarks

- L’Occitane

- Fat Face

- Schuh

- Moss Bros

- Primark

- Boots

- Marks & Spencer

- House of Fraser

- H&M

- River Island

- New Look

- JD Sports

- Next

- Wildwood

- Pizza Express

- Costa

According to the documents, a travel plan has to be prepared in order to discharge Condition 16 associated with the planning permission.

Condition 16 states: “No unit shall be occupied until a travel plan for that unit has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority in accordance with the draft framework travel plan forming part of the transportation assessment.

“The unit shall thereafter be operated in accordance with the approved travel plan and agreed actions under condition 18.”

The plan contains details of accessing the site by car, bus, bike, on foot or using the nearest rail links.

The travel plan’s mission statement says: “The main aim of this site-wide travel plan is to put in place the management tools deemed necessary to enable both staff and customers to make informed decisions about their travel to the park, which at the same time minimises the adverse impacts of travel on the environment.

“This is achieved by setting out a strategy for eliminating barriers that keep staff and customers from making use of sustainable modes.

“Use of such modes will reduce single-occupancy vehicle use.”

The objectives listed as part of the plan are to reduce the level of car use, encourage staff and customers to use alternative modes of transport to the private car, and increase the awareness of the environmental and social benefits of using

alternative modes of transport.

The documents say this is an evolving site-wide travel plan and will change over time with input from East Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire County Council, the site owner and other key stakeholders as necessary.

For more details about the proposed travel plan, click here