Towcester residents invited to view revised plans for the southern extension of the town and associated relief road

Persimmon Homes and Bloor Homes are inviting the residents of Towcester and surrounding area to view their revised plans for a 2,750 home development to the south of the town. The plans incorporate the delivery of a long-awaited relief road for the town.

 By diverting traffic out of the town centre, particularly heavy goods vehicles, the relief road will help resolve congestion and associated air quality issues along the A5. It will also facilitate improvements to the Town Centre for residents, shoppers, pedestrians and cyclists.

 The development has been in the pipeline for many years as part of the strategy for controlled expansion of the town, and the plans were first presented to the public in early 2007, prior to the submission of the application in November 2007. Since then, a number of significant changes have been made in response to feedback received during that first period of consultation.

 Key changes include:

  • Number of houses reduced from 3000 to 2750
  • Employment space reduced to reduce traffic and match 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 site added to the scheme (now provides sites for 1 secondary and 2 primary schools)
  • Integration with the existing town has been improved

 The revised plans will be on show, and representatives for the developers will be on-hand to answer questions, at a series of public exhibitions on the following dates:

 Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th November (both 2pm – 8pm) – Saracen’s Head Hotel,219 Watling Street,Towcester,NN12 6BX

 Friday 2nd December (2pm – 8pm) and Saturday 3rd December (10am – 4pm) – Towcester Centre for Leisure, Springfields,Towcester,NN12 6UW

 Monday 5th December (2pm – 7pm) and Tuesday 6th December (2pm – 8pm) – Chantry House,Chantry Lane,Towcester,NN12 6YY

 As well as viewing the revised plans, local residents and traders will also be invited to provide their views and comments to the developers. Feedback forms will be available at the event, and a website – – will be live in time for the exhibitions for people to submit any feedback.

 As well as general feedback on the plans, the developers are also inviting people to make suggestions about what the development could be called. During the previous consultation, the proposed development was known as Towcester Vale, but it was clear that there was some concern about this name locally, and the developers are keen to ensure that residents can have an input.

 On behalf of the developers, Nick Scregg of Persimmon Homes said: “A huge amount of work has happened behind the scenes since 2007 to ensure that the feedback we received was taken on board. This time was used to refine the layout of the development, to make sure that it will form a seamless, integrated extension to the existing town. It has also given us time to develop our proposals in conjunction with the relevant highway authorities, in order to ensure that the design of the relief road and its link with the A43 will relieve the congestion in the town which has frustrated residents and traders for many years.

 ”We are looking forward to meeting with the community again, and would encourage people to let us know what they think about the revised plans.”


For further press information, please contact:

Sophie Hadden

Proteus Public Relations

01295 279626 /

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

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