Landform is delighted to confirm the go-ahead for 450 new homes at its Mickle Well Park site in Daventry.
Mickle Well Park, a 38 hectare (94 acre) site, is in an attractive location adjacent to the Grand Union Canal. It relates well to existing shops and public transport links. As it was an unallocated site we were gratified that consent was obtained at the committee stage. We engaged comprehensively with the local community throughout the planning process by holding design days and exhibitions when the public gave their views and participated in the design process.
Our hands-on approach to the planning process meant that the public were genuinely able to be part of the design process and shape the proposals. The result is that we arrived at a masterplan which is supported by the community, which we find hugely encouraging.
As part of the section 106 agreement, Landform has agreed to contribute £5m towards providing serviced land for a new 420 pupil primary school at the site, together with a major financial contribution towards the Daventry Development Link road and other town centre improvements. It also includes £900,000 to the Phoenix Youth Centre to extend the gym and modernise the premises. The scheme also includes a neighbourhood centre with health, community and retail facilities.
Landform hopes that work on the 450 homes will begin over the next six months, and think it could take three to four years to complete. The masterplan includes 24 plots for self-build homes, and 25% of the new homes will be for affordable housing. Landform is working with Orbit Homes, the country's biggest affordable homes provider, on this part of the scheme. Up to 400 new jobs are likely to be created because of the demand for skilled and unskilled workers.
Download a pdf of the Development Proposal for Mickle Well Park, Daventry