Detailed plans approved for 126 new homes in Oundle
11 Mar 2022
Detailed plans have been approved for 126 new homes at an Oundle location. Bovis Homes is to deliver the new homes at Cotterstock Meadows, on land to the east of Cotterstock Road and to the west of the River Nene. North Northamptonshire Council Area Planning Committee has approved detailed plans for the 16-acre site, which includes 126 homes and four self-build plots. A total of 74 Bovis Homes properties will be available for private sale and 52 affordable homes for local people through rent or shared ownership, alongside public open space and a children’s play area. The private homes will comprise a mix of two to five-bedroom homes and the affordable properties will feature a range of one to four-bedroom designs, while a further four plots will be set aside for self-build projects. Hannah Dorner, senior sales manager, said: “With detailed planning permission now in place, we are looking forward to starting work to deliver these much-needed new homes in Oundle. “As part of building a relationship within the local community, we asked Oundle Church of England Primary School to come up with the name for the new development. They chose Cotterstock Meadows, which conjures up a lovely image that embraces the name of the neighbouring village and reflects the rural nature of the surroundings. “This new development is in a fantastic location, situated in the Northamptonshire countryside and within walking distance of Oundle’s charming town centre and we are building a mix of private homes which will meet the requirements of a wide range of buyers, including those looking for their first home and families in need of more space. “As well as providing new homes for sale, the development will also deliver a selection of 52 affordable homes to allow local people to stay in the area. The work on site will bring 125 full-time construction jobs to the town as well as significant financial investment in the local area which illustrates the level of commitment to the community that Bovis Homes brings.” As part of the planning agreement for Cotterstock Meadows, Bovis Homes will contribute more than £1.5 million towards local infrastructure and services. This includes £1.3 million towards education, £130,000 towards public transport, £86,000 towards cycle paths, £49,200 towards healthcare and £29,000 towards libraries. Bovis Homes is already building new homes in the area, in Peterborough at Hampton Water, off London Road and in Sawtry at Judith Gardens.