New homes unveiled for Daventry

Plams for a new estate will be unveiled to the public at a community planning day.

Mickle Well Park is planned as a new neighbourhood for the town on land to the north of Daventry.

People can see the plans for the development and raise queries with the developers at a community planning day running from 10.45am to 4pm on Saturday July 26 at the iCon centre in Daventry.

The 38 hectare site is located north of the Lang Farm housing development and adjoining existing public open space. The land has the capacity to provide a new neighbourhood of up to 500 market sale and affordable homes and will include plots for self-build homes.

The development also brings the opportunity for significant investment in local community infrastructure, including funds for the modernisation and expansion of the Phoenix Youth Centre at Ashby Road.

Landform Estates and Orbit Homes are promoting the site and have appointed John Thompson & Partners (JTP) as masterplanners and to work with the local community to develop a Vision for the new neighbourhood. The Community Planning Day will be an opportunity to share local knowledge and contribute to planning the new neighbourhood through workshops and hands-on planning groups. There will also be an exhibition providing the background to the site, with team members on hand to answer questions, and a presentation from Michael Holmes, Chairman of the National Self-Build Association.

Following the Community Planning Day, the JTP led team will analyse and summarise the outcomes and draw up a Vision for the new neighbourhood, which will be presented back to the local community at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13 August at the iCon Centre. After the Report Back the team will develop the proposal into an Outline Planning Application for submission in the autumn.

Charles Campion from John Partners & Partners said, “We hope as many people as possible will come along to the Planning Day to participate in planning a high quality new neighbourhood and its relationship with the surrounding neighbourhood, including the community benefits and opportunities it will bring.”

The Mickle Well Park Community Planning Day is being organised by John Thompson & Partners, architects and masterplanners on behalf of Landform Estates & Orbit Homes. For more information please visit or contact Danielle Dove, John Thompson & Partners or on Freephone 0800 0126 730.