Bovis invests more than £1.5 million in Oundle’s facilities
21 Nov 2022

Bovis invests more than £1.5 million in Oundle’s facilities

The construction of new Bovis Homes properties in Oundle is bringing more than £1.5 million investment to help improve local infrastructure and services in the town.

Vistry Group is building 126 new homes at its Cotterstock Meadows location, including 74 homes for private sale and 52 affordable homes available for local people through rent or shared ownership.

As part of the planning agreement for the development, Vistry is to contribute £1.3millon towards education provision, £130,000 to public transport, £86,000 for cycle paths, £49,200 for local healthcare and £29,000 to libraries.

Vistry, which incorporates Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships, is building the homes at Cotterstock Meadows under the Bovis Homes brand.

Fraser Hopes, managing director of Vistry East Midlands, said: “This is a significant investment of more than £1.5 million which clearly demonstrates Vistry’s commitment to Oundle and the surrounding area.

“Apart from delivering 74 much-needed private homes, the development will provide 52 affordable homes for local people who cannot afford to buy their own property. These low-cost rent and shared ownership properties will allow people in the local community to secure a new home in the town and remain close to their all-important networks of family and friends.

“Moreover, during the construction life of the development, the work will create 125 full-time jobs in the building industry, many of which will be filled by the local workforce.”

The development will also provide public open space, a children’s play area and allotments.

Fraser said: “The lion’s share of the investment we are providing will be channelled into the improvement of early years, primary and secondary education in the town.

“Meanwhile, the cycle path contribution of more than £80,000 will help provide a cycle path from New Road, along Occupation Road, to the south-east corner of the development, and the £130,000 public transport payment will go towards either an off-peak fixed route minibus service or a demand-responsive service in the town for five years.

“The financial contributions we are delivering here will provide a significant boost for the area and make real changes and improvements which will improve the daily lives of residents both new and old.

“As a socially responsible housebuilder our ethos is not just to deliver new homes but also to help create vibrant new neighbourhoods that will have a positive impact on the wider community and, in this case, create a lasting legacy in Oundle.”

There is currently a choice of three, four and five-bedroom new homes available to reserve at Cotterstock Meadows, with prices starting at £357,500.

More information is available by calling the sales team on 01832 430019 or visiting

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