VIDEO: Daventry District Council backs updated plan for new shops and food stores

The proposed new junction of Ashby Road and Eastern Way/The Hollows.
The proposed new junction of Ashby Road and Eastern Way/The Hollows.

Revised plans for a retail and leisure development to the north-west of Daventry town centre have been welcomed by Daventry District Councillors.

Changes to the plans from DDC’s development partner Henry Boot were put to a meeting of the council on Thursday, December 10.

Land in the Waterloo/Gasworks/Chaucer Way area of Daventry – known as Town Centre Vision Site 5 – received outline planning permission in June last year for a new large supermarket, petrol station and additional retail units.

The plans have now been revised to provide two smaller food stores alongside a range of retail units following the larger supermarket operators shelving plans for new stores. The proposed scheme will also include a family restaurant, fast food restaurant and a 60-bedroom hotel.

More than 430 parking spaces will be provided within the development and a McCarthy and Stone retirement housing complex is also proposed to the south of the site where the former Danetre Vauxhall garage and Brass Band hall have been demolished.

The new scheme has yet to receive planning permission and is still subject to the necessary agreements and committee approvals