New masterplan for Daventry’s future

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A NEW plan outlining Daventry District Council’s vision for the town up to 2040 has been unveiled.

The vision for developing Daventry over the next 30 years will be considered by councillors this week.

For a special three page report on the plans, see the Daventry Express tomorrow (October 13).

The draft masterplan proposals, known as ‘Daventry 2040’, outline a long-term vision for the town and were prepared following a series of engagement sessions with community groups, businesses and parish councils last November.

The new masterplan includes a number of key proposals including:

– The creation of an ‘Eco-park’ between Daventry and Long Buckby to boost self-sufficiency;

– New housing developments to the north-east and south-east of Daventry;

– The development of a new university;

– The regeneration of existing employment areas within the town;

– Regeneration of the central area of the town for retail, office, civic/tourism, leisure and housing development;

– A connected network of public parks including a new canal park, boundary park, and significant new tree planting around the town;

– Improvements to the A45 between Daventry and the M1 motorway;

– The creation of an a new public transport network around the town and linking to the EcoPark.

If backed by councillors, the masterplan will go out to public consultation.