An outline planning application for Buckingham Gate, Deanshanger has now been submitted to West Northamptonshire Council. (March 2022). The application will be available to view on the Council’s website once it has been validated and registered.
The application includes:
- Up to 190 new homes with a mix of house sizes and types, ranging from 1 to 5 bed properties to meet local policy requirements and identified need
- 50% affordable housing (i.e., up to 95 affordable homes). Affordable housing is a combination of social rented, affordable rent and shared ownership housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. This will assist those looking for their first home, and lower income individuals and families get on the housing ladder in Deanshanger
- For those looking to downsize, the proposals also include up to 10 bungalows
- Reducing carbon emissions in line with the Future Homes Standard, with homes achieving a 31% reduction in carbon emissions (compared to the current building regulations)
- Electric car charging points will be provided for each new home
- Public open space and children’s play area
- Significant new planting and creation of new habitats to deliver a 20% biodiversity net gain (This is double the requirement set out in the Environment Act, which requires all development schemes in England to deliver a mandatory 10% biodiversity net gain to be maintained for a period of at least 30 years)
- Walking and cycling routes connecting to the wider area
- Off-site highway improvements and enhancements to public transport infrastructure
Statutory consultees (e.g., Environment Agency, Highways England, Natural England and the Parish Council) and local residents will have the opportunity to formally comment on the application once it has been validated and registered.
We will continue to work closely with the Council and where necessary will respond to statutory consultees.
An outline planning application seeks to establish whether the scale and nature of a proposed development would be acceptable to the local planning authority, before a second fully detailed planning application is put forward, which is called a Reserved Matters.
A Reserved Matters application typically include information about the layout, scale and appearance of the development. No development can take place on site until the Reserved Matters application has been consented.
The website www.catesby-buckinghamgate.co.uk will be updated as our application progresses.