Application for 130 college homes goes in

Masterplan of how the college site will look
Masterplan of how the college site will look
  • Planning application submitted for new homes in Daventry
  • Hundreds attend annual town meeting
  • Residents angry over loss of green space
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A proposal for up to 130 new homes on land which forms part of the Daventry campus of Northampton College has now been submitted.

The application sent to Daventry District Council (DDC) on Tuesday will also include new public open space, estate roads and new access to Badby Road West and Yeomanry Way.

The money raised from the homes will be used towards the revamped Daventry campus of Northampton College announced earlier this year.

The application comes after college’s successful bid to the South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership for £6.5 million of funding from the Local Growth Fund for a completely new centre in the town that will offer vocational training for young people and adults.

However, part of the condition of the funding from the Government is the college needs to raise the same amount.

The plans that have been submitted do not include the revamped college site. A separate application is likely to be submitted later in the year.

Work is set to start in September and the new centre will open in autumn 2016.

The plans have proved controversial with a number of residents who are angry about the loss of open space currently used by the local community.

People now have a deadline of Tuesday, April 7 to submit their views on the planning application.

Comments can be made by emailing planning@daventrydc.gov.uk or by visiting www.daventrydc.gov.uk. You can also call DDC on 01327 871100.

News of the application was heard after the annual town meeting organised by Daventry Town Council at the Community Centre on Monday.

More than 100 residents packed the meeting to raise their concerns with regards to the planning application.

It was agreed that Daventry Town Council, in its role as a statutory consultee, would organise a public meeting and would invite representatives from Northampton College, Alliance Planning and other interested parties.

A date for the meeting has yet to be determined.

The application also led to the creation of the College Grounds Action Group to fight the development.

Anyone interested in joining the group can email jamorianma@hotmail.com or call 07835 252821