More than £11 million of infrastructure including a new school and a new country park in Daventry is being paid for by a housing developer building 1,000 new homes.
Developer Crest Nicholson is building the new Monksmoor Park Park estate and has revealed a raft of investment plans as part of a ‘community benefits package’.
The plans include:
* £4 million provision for the construction of a new primary school
* Provision of a c.20 hectare country park between Daventry Country Park and Grand Union Central
* Delivery of a new bus service between the new development and Daventry Town Centre
* Allocation of £50,000 towards health facilities
* A £2.3 million contribution towards the construction of a bypass
* Creation of a Community Interest Company for the long term stewardship of the development by residents and £575,000 contribution towards the construction of a new community building
David Hnyda, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson, said:“Placemaking and strengthening communities are important factors for us when we begin planning on all our developments, and we are pleased to announce the comprehensive community benefits package for Daventry.
“We plan to build a modern, fit-for-purpose community to service the future residents of Monksmoor Park and the wider Daventry community and the plans unveiled demonstrate how we will ensure these key services and amenities are factored into a feasible timeline for delivery.
“We are looking forward to working with the local Daventry community to deliver this plan over the coming years.”