Revisions to the planning application for the Towcester Southern Extension have been submitted by developers Persimmon Homes and Bloor Homes to South Northamptonshire Council.

Key changes to the scheme south of Towcester, which incorporates the delivery of a long-awaited relief road for the town, include:

  • Reduction in the number of houses from 3,000 to 2,750
  • Decreased employment space to reduce traffic and reflect the lower number of homes
  • Improvements to the design of the relief road and its link to the A43, plus improvements to the Abthorpe and Tove junction designs
  • An additional primary school (scheme now provides for two primary schools and a reserve site for a secondary school)
  • Improved integration with the existing town
  • New masterplan including improved urban design and strategic green space

The proposed development is part of a strategy for controlled expansion to Towcester. Plans were first shared with the public in early 2007 and an initial planning application was made in November 2007 to the then planning authority of West Northampton Development Corporation.

Following feedback from a number of consultees the scheme was refined and a second series of six public exhibitions to share revised plans with the local community was held in November and December 2011, attracting more than 700 attendees.

Speaking on behalf of the developers, Nick Scregg of Persimmon Homes, says: “We are pleased to have submitted these revisions to our planning application to South Northamptonshire Council which now incorporates valuable feedback received in response to our proposals.

“The development will bring many benefits to Towcester including new housing which is crucial for the future growth of the town and a relief road which will relieve congestion in the town centre. It has been designed to be fully integrated with the existing urban area and will ensure Towcester remains a high quality place in which to live, work, invest and visit.”

A dedicated website providing further information about the proposed development is available at


For further information please contact Joanna Lowe at Proteus Public Relations
T: 01295 279626

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 8:55 am

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