Project

Dallington Grange, Sustainable Urban Extension

Location

Northampton

Client

Persimmon & David Wilson Homes

Services Used

Pegasus Group has secured outline planning permission for the Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) at Dallington Grange, Mill Lane, Kingsthorpe on behalf of Persimmon Homes and David Wilson Homes.

Northampton Borough Council approved the outline plans, with all matters reserved except access.

The development will provide:

  • Up to 3,000 new homes including around 300 affordable homes
  • Two primary schools and a secondary school
  • A local centre to include food store and six shop units, a restaurant or café, a ‘drinking establishment’, hot food takeaway and a pub
  • The redevelopment of Grange Farm to provide a café, restaurant, pub or hotel
  • Employment land

Under a Section 106, the scheme is set to finance a multi-use community building, public transport, healthcare, local highway improvements and the management of open spaces.

While Government cash via a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will help pay for the much-anticipated Northampton North-West Relief Road, a secondary school and off-site sports provision.

The proposed development is a major investment in new homes, jobs and infrastructure of local significance in accordance with the aims and objectives of the adopted Development Plan.

We liaised closely with Northampton Borough Council, including taking part in a technical briefing at which councillors were able to ask questions clarifying technical aspects of the proposals including site context, site access strategy, concept plan and an indicative masterplan.

Our Heritage Team undertook Desk-Based Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment, designed and managed a programme of pre-determination archaeological fieldwork, including geophysical survey and numerous phases of trial trench evaluation, and maintained ongoing negotiations with statutory consultees, including Historic England.

Due to the presence of a causewayed enclosure monument – a heritage asset of the highest significance – within the application site, the team also made a significant contribution to the design mitigation strategy and to the development of the final masterplan.

The outline application was approved in November 2018 and comprised the third largest residential development (by unit) to be approved that year.

Our Heritage Team are currently assisting in the discharge of the archaeological planning conditions attached to that approval and are otherwise contributing to Reserved Matters.

The environmental benefits include the heritage-led designs, incorporates large areas of amenity green space and the preservation in situ of significant archaeological remains.

This is a large urban extension that will take a number of years to deliver.

Planning

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