Plans for 3,000 homestake major step forward

Plans for 3,000 homes as well as business and retail space in the East Midlands have taken a major step forward.

The ownership of the land to the north of Niort Way, Wellingborough, has officially transferred from the Borough Council of Wellingborough to Northants LLP.

Planning permission for the urban extension to the north of the town centre was originally granted in 2010.

This includes a development of 3,000 homes of mixed style and sizes and affordable homes. There will be businesses, a neighbour centre including retail, community, leisure and education facilities, as well as open space.

The land which will form part of the first phase of the development is 40 acres in size.

It was sold for £10m and the council will invest capital into a number of developments and projects across the borough.

The biggest scheme which will benefit from additional funding will be the refurbishment of the Swansgate multi-story car park.

The council is working with Homes England, as funder of the site, to ensure that the redevelopment of the area meets local demand.

Council leader Cllr Martin Griffiths said: “The development will contribute a lot for the borough over the forthcoming years.

“Capital funding will be invested into the town centre and additional homes will provide much needed affordable properties for our residents.

“Glenvale Park will offer a wide range of amenities, including two primary schools, sports facilities, three community centres and green spaces.

“This is a really exciting time for Wellingborough as we continue to grow and prosper.”

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