Chance to guide development of new Daventry estate.

PEOPLE are being invited to shape a new estate of 1,000 homes planned for Daventry.

Crest Nicholson wants to build the homes, plus shops, community buildings, a primary school and an extension to Daventry Country Park on the Monksmoor site.

Outline permission to put 1,000 homes on the land, between Welton Lane, the Country Park and the Grand Union Canal, has already been granted, but now the developer is working on the detailed layout and design of the new estate.

Daventry residents are also being encouraged to voice their support for a new school in the town after concerns were raised that Northamptonshire County Council might not build the Monksmoor school in the same way the primary school on Middlemore has never materialised.

Scott Black, development director at Crest Nicholson said: “Crest Nicholson is delighted to be progressing with this exciting new community for Daventry, which will bring much needed jobs, homes, and investment, including a new school, to the town.”

Crest Nicholson will be asking members of the public and key stakeholders for views of how they would like to see the site developed. A number of decisions have already been set through the outline planning consent, however there are still some matters to be decided, includingenhancing the landscape, configuring the open spaces on the new estate, and the architecture of the homes and other buildings.

The exhibition runs from 1pm to 8pm at Daventry Town Council’s New Street offices on Thursday July 26.