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Plans approved for 140 homes in Daventry

Bellway is set to deliver 140 new homes on disused land in Daventry after its plans were given the green light by councillors.

The housebuilder’s application to redevelop the former Drayton Lodge farm and hotel site off Staverton Road was approved at a West Northamptonshire Council planning committee meeting, subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement.

This agreement will set out the financial contributions the housebuilder will be making towards local services and infrastructure.

Bellway is hoping to start construction work on site later this year with a view to completing the first homes by Spring 2023.

The 11.11-acre site was already allocated for housing in the council’s Local Plan, and forms part of the Daventry Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) which is set to deliver 1,100 homes to the south-west of the town.

Buildings on the site, including a bed and breakfast and holiday cottages which have been disused since 2019, will be demolished to make way for the development.

Ben Smith, Managing Director of Bellway South Midlands, said: “This is a significant development for Daventry that will involve demolishing a group of abandoned buildings and replacing them with high-quality new homes.

“The regeneration of the site will also include the provision of public open space and a play area for families, while 35 of the homes will be allocated as affordable housing for local people.

“We are naturally pleased our application has been approved by the council’s planning committee and we are looking forward to contributing to the ongoing development of the town in a sustainable way.

“This scheme in Daventry is the latest success for the Bellway South Midlands team, and new land opportunities are being sought all the time for continued and sustained growth across Northamptonshire, among other areas of our region.

“With building work due to get underway later this year, we plan to welcome the first residents into their homes by Spring 2023.”

The wider SUE scheme, which is being delivered by a consortium of developers, will include a new primary school and local centre with shops, a community hall and pre-school facilities.

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