Orbit Homes, one of the country’s largest housing groups, has acquired Landform’s 38.5ha (95 acre) site in Daventry, Northamptonshire, on which to build 450 new homes as well as providing community facilities and land for a new primary school.
Landform is working on an adjoining second phase of land measuring approximately 13.5ha (33.5 acre), which has been allocated in the draft Daventry DC Local Plan for 250 units. The Local Plan is expected to be adopted in early 2020 and the submission of an early planning application is anticipated shortly thereafter.
Site preparation works started in spring 2019 and construction of the first houses is expected to commence in January 2020, meaning sales will take place in late summer /autumn 2020.
Mickle Well Park will include 450 new homes of mixed tenure, of which a 112 will be for affordable housing and shared ownership. The new homes will be a mixture of apartments and two to five bedroomed houses. There are also 24 serviced plots for self-build or custom-built homes.
The rising topography of the site and the woodland areas are an attractive natural setting in which the developers can create an exciting and diverse range of housing.
As part of the planning consent substantial contributions are being made to the local community through a Section 106 package, which includes new local facilities and services.
2 ha (5 acre) of land is being gifted to Northamptonshire County Council for a new two-form entry primary school, with places for up to 420 children and ownership of land at Bridge Spinneys has been transferred to the local Scouts & Guides group for use as their permanent outdoor activities centre.
£900,000 has been contributed to the Daventry Phoenix Sports Academy, helping it to raise additional funding from Daventry District Council and Sports England to modernise and expand its facilities. Since completion of the refurbishment of the Phoenix in 2018, which is a regional centre of excellence for gymnastics, membership of the club has doubled from 600 to 1200 and the club is thriving
Download a pdf of the Development Proposal for Mickle Well Park, Daventry