Town council gives thumbs up to plans

Daventry Town Council has said it is supportive of plans for the look of new homes on the newly-formed Monksmoor estate and the expansion of Daventry Country Park.

The proposals were discussed by the council’s planning committee at a meeting held on Thursday last week.

The plans discussed are known as phase 2A of the development of the estate.

It will see a total of 175 homes built in the site. A spokesman for the council said: “We are generally supportive of the look of the new Monksmoor estate as well as the expansion of Daventry Country Park.

“The only thing we have raised concern about is the allotments, which would be managed by the town council .

“We would like the fencing to be a little more sympathetic to the area rather than the metal spiked fencing.”

This phase of the development will be in the north western corner of the site, adjacent to the Grand Union Canal and Welton Lane.

The meeting from the town council came after the latest plans were submitted to Daventry District Council (DDC), which will determine the finer details of the scheme.

Outline planning permission was originally granted for the estate back in 2010 after a planning inquiry was held to determine three separate housing schemes.

The overall site will eventually consist of 1,000 new homes with a new primary school for the town.

There will also be public open space facilities, distribution road networks, cycleway and footpath network, community hall, a medical centre and retail accommodation,

The application will be determined by (DDC) in the near future.