A new neighbourhood on the northern edge of Daventry, Northamptonshire designed by JTP for Landform Estates has secured resolution to grant planning permission from Daventry District Council.
The proposals form the first detailed phase of a wider masterplan by JTP that secured outline planning approval in 2015 and extends to the development of up to 450 homes and the provision of a 1.9 ha site for a two-form entry primary school in 38 ha of land.
JTP developed detailed designs for a 106 home neighbourhood for the 17.5 ha site at Mickle Well Park. As well as a mix of bespoke new homes designed to create a calm and contemporary aesthetic, the site includes over 800 sq m of commercial space including a community centre, shop, a GP surgery. Furthermore this first phase includes seven self-build plots set within a wealth of landscaped open space, retained woodland, and wildlife areas.
The proposals create a variety of places and spaces that respond to the unique setting of the site and reflect the local character of Daventry through choice of materials and building forms.
The neighbourhood includes a mix of housing types and tenures, comprising apartments and two- to five-bedroom houses, to help create a mixed and dynamic community. Homes are carefully grouped to create focal points in specific locations, set in landscaped green surroundings and against a backdrop of mature trees.
From the beginning of our involvement on this site we have sought to address the challenge of establishing a new and growing community on the northern edge of Daventry. This has been done through thoughtful design that creates points of focus and interaction - whilst reaching out to public open space, routes and landscape beyond. It is this access to shared and welcoming outdoor environments that will help stitch Mickle Well Park into the wider fabric of the town.
JTP Partner Graeme Phillips
The site includes over 11 hectares of green and landscaped spaces, incorporating sustainable urban drainage, allotments and wildlife habitats that will form part of the overall open space provision for this first phase and the rest of the future neighbourhood.
The green infrastructure framework will create connections to the countryside and include space for woodland and wetland habitats, recreation and food production - including allotments and an orchard - to support a cohesive community, leave a positive impact on the environment and encourage sustainable lifestyles.