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ENC approves up to 1420 new homes at Priors Hall

Published Thursday, 12 November 2020

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An application for a major development of 3500 new homes across two local authority areas, including up to 1420 in East Northamptonshire was granted by East Northamptonshire Council’s Planning Management Committee on Wednesday 11 November.

Councillors agreed unanimously with the officer recommendation to grant planning permission, which alongside 1420 new homes also includes a primary school, community facilities, a district centre, public open space and sports pitches. The development also provides financial contributions to secondary school provision, healthcare and libraries amongst other infrastructure improvements.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:

“As the population continues to grow, good quality housing is vital as well as local facilities that benefit the wider community.

“Priors Hall is a key development in North Northamptonshire and we believe this application will have a positive impact on the area.”

Nigel Wakefield, Development Director for Urban&Civic said:

“We are delighted to receive outline planning permission for another 1420 homes at Priors Hall Park, and today’s decision is testament to the hard work and collaboration of the local authority planning services team with our team at Urban&Civic.

“We know through our longstanding relationship with East Northamptonshire Council that this site is a key part of Corby’s growth and prosperity, and we look forward to continuing our investment into the Priors Hall Park community and the wider town.”

As the Priors Hall development covers two council areas, a duplicate application was submitted to Corby Borough Council. During this Committee meeting, ENC Councillors discussed the section of the application known as Zone 3 which is within East Northants’ boundary. Zone 2 will be discussed by Corby Borough Council in the coming weeks.

For more information about the application, visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/planning and enter the reference number 19/01219/OUT