The Development

Encourages a
sense of community

The Glenvale Park master plan was designed to create a place that’s sustainable and encourages a sense of community.

Almost half of the site is designated as open space providing a mix of mature existing woodland, wildflower meadows, informal grassland areas and formal open space including family play areas. All of the open space has been strategically planned and linked throughout by an extensive network of cycle and pedestrian routes.

A design code has been prepared to ensure high standards are achieved throughout the development. There are different character areas across the site to ensure variety and choice – ranging from the more formal Lower Glenvale overlooking Brook Park to the green expanses of Glenvale Ridge – all with a common thread of quality design.

Glenvale Park Interactive Masterplan

  • Housing
  • Business Park
  • Local Centres
  • Schools
  • Parkland Areas
  • Primary Infrastructure
  • Gateway Access
  • Formal Outdoor Recreation Area

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3

Anticipated Development Timeline *Indicative only & subject to change

Phase 1A infrastructure commenced

Q1 2019

First housebuilders commenced

Q2 2020

First new homes available for sale

Q1 2021

First residents take occupation

Q2 2021

Construction starts on education facilities

Q3 2022

Construction starts on Glenvale Park Local Centre

Q3 2023

Toad Hall Nursery opens

Q4 2023

Primary school at Glenvale Park opens

Q3 2024

Glenvale Park Local Centre opens

Q4 2024

Glenvale Park Phase 2 commences



Mixed Community

The housing is proposed in three main phases or neighbourhood areas:

Phase 1 – The central neighbourhood includes development around the neighbourhood centre

Phase 2 – The western neighbourhood adjacent to the proposed business park

Phase 3 The eastern neighbourhood is developed around the existing Redhill Grange estate

Density will vary across the development, with higher densities in the core of the development near to local centres. Buildings will generally be two storeys with three or four storeys fronting major routes, within the neighbourhood centre and on key locations where architectural emphasis is appropriate. There will be a mix of apartments, terraces, semi-detatched and detatched houses.

A mixture of housing tenures will be provided to accommodate a range of housing needs, thus providing the opportunity to accommodate a variety of people and create a mixed community. Affordable housing will be provided to offer a range of properties for lower income households and those with special needs.

Primary school under construction

A new two form entry primary school has been delivered in the heart of Phase 1. The school is fully funded, with Wilby CEVA Primary School confirmed as relocating to the site, with first admissions in September 2024.

The school is centrally situated in the development, making it easily accessible to all homes and forms part of the vibrant community hub. This comprises the new community building, Toad Hall Nursery, family play area and public plaza. The hub will also provide amenities for the adjacent sports and recreation fields.

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Local centre under construction

The local centre is due to launch in September 2024, with nearby firm PGR Construction responsible for the building works.

Situated to allow for easy access by foot, bike and public transport, the centre will also be well linked to the existing communities of Redhill Grange, Great Harrowden and Little Harrowden.

The facilities will be grouped around a central square and will create a lively, active and vibrant hub with 1,200 sqm of retail space, carefully mixed to ensure its vitality.

Amenities are dependent on parties interested in leasing units at the local centre, with confirmed occupiers including:

  • A Co-Op supermarket.
  • A new 66-bed care home facility.
  • Local independent coffee chain Bewiched with Drive Thru facility.

CGI of playing fields

An extensive new parkland network is proposed. This will include new recreation grounds, with sports pitches suitable for football and cricket, plus multi-functional informal parks providing an attractive setting.

The open spaces which represent around 48% of the total development area are split into three main parks:

  1. Ridge Park located around the northern perimeter of the development.
  2. Brook Park along the valley bottom.
  3. A series of swale parks within the residential areas.

The development is set within existing mature countryside, however, there is considerable new woodland planting also proposed within the parks.

In addition to the informal parkland areas there is also the provision of significant formal open spaces within the development.

In particular, the new multi-use sports pitches are expected to complete in summer 2024, forming a focal point for Phase 1.

An area of approximately 6.7ha (16.53 acres) is being provided for the development of a high-quality business park, to the north of the Park Farm Way industrial area and accessible via a new junction on Niort Way.

The business park is anticipated to accommodate around 25,000m² (269,107ft²) of space, providing approximately 3,000 new jobs.

The primary infrastructure network has been carefully planned to provide high levels of accessibility and offer a permeable network of roads, footpaths and cycle ways throughout the development.

The network has been designed to prioritise active travel where possible and to maximise accessibility for all residents to key facilities within Glenvale Park.

Once complete, the infrastructure will also provide strong connectivity to Wellingborough town centre and to the neighbouring villages.

The development is proposed in three main phases or neighbourhood areas.

Phase 1: The central neighbourhood includes the development of up to 1,500 new homes around the local centre and public realm.

This phase forms the heart of the development and will bring forward the following provisions alongside the housing and local centre:

  • A new two form entry primary school.
  • A community centre with a consolidated outdoor play facility.
  • A 66-bed care home.
  • Significant formal and informal open space delivered across three parkland areas.

Phase 2: The western neighbourhood will provide up to 700 new homes adjacent to the proposed Glenvale business park.

This phase is set within existing mature open space, which will be significantly enhanced as part of the development.

Phase 3: The eastern neighbourhood is developed around the existing Redhill Grange estate.

There will be a further 800 new homes delivered in this phase along with a second two form entry primary school.