First glimpse of new Monksmoor estate

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PLANS have been submitted for the first of a 1,000 homes which will make up the new Monksmoor estate in Daventry being built next year.

The detailed plans for 200 homes have been submitted by developers Crest Nicholson to Daventry District Council (DDC) and include green spaces, roads, walls and a play area with a provision for 40 affordable homes.

As part of the application, Crest Nicholson has also released an artist’s impression of how the finished first phase will look, pictured above.

It will be the first of five phases which will be submitted by the developers in a bid to create the new Monksmoor estate, situated to the north of the town between Welton Lane, Daventry Country Park and the Grand Union Canal.

The firm’s development director Scott Black said: “The team has worked hard in liaison with Daventry District and Northamptonshire County Councils to prepare a high quality and well designed first phase.

“We hope that the public support our proposals, which will bring investment, jobs and new homes to Daventry. Crest Nicholson prides itself in a high quality approach to design.

“The proposal seeks to reflect the local character of Northamptonshire, and provides open spaces and generous family homes with sufficient parking.”

When the five phases are eventually finished, there will also be a new primary school, shops, community centre and an extension to Daventry Country Park.

Under the current plans Crest Nicholson will provide around £4.5 million for the school, which will be funded when the 300th house on Monksmoor is occupied which is believed to be opening in 2018.

For more on this story, see this week’s Daventry Express.

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