MONEY has been found for improvements to the A45/A5 crossroads, unlocking a potential 2,250 new homes in Daventry.
And later this month a consultation will be launched into a bypass for Flore, which could open Daventry up to thousands more on top of that.
Last week the Daventry Express reported that the developers of Monksmoor wanted to delay paying for work to the junction in Weedon, which would increase capacity there for extra traffic coming to and from Daventry.
However, it has emerged that Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) will use £950,000 in the form of a loan to get the junction work done ahead of the 1,000-home Monksmoor scheme – on land off Welton Lane north of Daventry Country Park – getting underway.
Work on the junction will include extending the carriageway, creating additional lanes and installing ‘smart’ traffic signals to re-prioritise traffic.
The enterprise partnership says the new junction will also allow 1,250 homes to be built on land known as Churchfields to the east of the country park.
For reaction to the announcement, and more details on the Flore bypass proposal and consultation, see the Daventry Express.