Estate plan is for 450 homes

Mickle Well Park
Mickle Well Park
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A proposal to build 450 new homes on fields to the north of Daventry has been unveiled.

The development proposal from Landform is for Mickle Well Park – land to the north of Lang Farm between the A361 and Welton Lane.

The issue was raised at Daventry Town Council on Monday night.

Cllr Ron Fox told the Daventry Express: “The developer approached the clerk and mayor last week to raise the issue.

“It was put on the agenda for Monday’s meeting, but we don’t have a lot of information at the moment so we couldn’t really come to a conclusion.

“We decided to ask the developers for an informal meeting to discuss the proposals. We’re also going to invite Welton Parish Council along as well as the site affects their village too.”

The site has been highlighted as a potential area for housing, but DDC’s strategic plan will favour the ‘Church Fields’ site along the B4036 near the country park.

The proposal is not yet at the stage where the developer is drawing up a planning application.

The proposal shows 450 homes could be built on the site over seven years in five phases.

The masterplan shows the new estate would, alongside the homes, include land for allotments and public open space, plus balancing ponds and green buffers along the northern and western edges.

Access would be via a single new roundabout on the A361, north of the current Middlemore roundabout. Foot and cycle paths would link the new estate to Lang Farm, and there is a proposed bus and emergency services only access too.