Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Corby.
We are working closely with local residents, Corby District Council and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Corby.
Our proposals include 336 homes including 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments which will be perfect for young couples and families. Included in this 23 affordable homes and apartments for local people.
The development comes as part of a larger sustainable urban extension which aims to delivery 5,095 homes as identified in the Join Core Strategy (JCS) forming part of the North East Corby SUE. The project includes a new district centre that was completed in 2021, a new primary school, and a Community Centre. New cycleways and footpaths will provide convenient links to the thriving market town of Corby.
We want to create a thriving new community in Corby. We have submitted an application as part of the wider SUE, and have received a resolution to grant planning outline permission from Corby District Council (now North Northants Council) for 3500 units.
Priors Hall Park is an allocated site for residential development in the Corby District Council Neighbourhood Plan and our proposals meet the objectives that the plan sets out. The development will provide a mix 336 high quality homes, 14% of which will be affordable housing, and each of the homes will have a dedicated parking space and garden.
The SUE, with our contribution, will deliver 5,095 homes to the vibrant town of Corby as well as managed public open spaces, a new district centre, a new primary school and a Community Centre. The concept of the SUE has always been to provide beautiful open spaces, and running from the North to the South of the development lies the ‘Gulley’ which will consist of a designated Country Wildlife Site that meets with an 8-acre Lake.
The external appearance of the homes will be designed in accordance to the local design code, making the development ‘reminiscent of and inspired by’ villages found in the surrounding East Northamptonshire Countryside. Each development in the SUE will be distinctive through a series of measures including built form, scale, heigh and intensity materials, and landscape planting.
The design approach is encapsulated as ‘traditional form – contemporary detail’, a relatively formal build form along principle streets and a predominance of terraced forms of different scales and length.
The site will consist of 336 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments - 23 of these are allocated as affordable housing. The majority of the houses will be 2 storey, with a mix of detached, semi-detached, and terraced designs.
We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community, and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
Priors Hall is well located in terms of access to the Strategic Road Network (SRN) with the M1, A1(M), M6, A14, A43 and A6 all located within a 20-mile radius. M1, A1(M) and M6 provide strategic North-South routes for our residents, additionally there will be multiple Bus stops within the development to help access to local amenities.
Pedestrian footpaths have been designed and mapped out, to allow accessibility across the site and to the town centre of Corby. In addition, Corby Railway Station offers regular services to London St. Pancras International Station making this an ideal spot for professionals of holidaymakers.
An extensive transport assessment was completed as part of the planning of the site. If planning goes ahead for the site then this will confirm the road network has sufficient capacity to accommodate the traffic that will be generated.
We have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place.
To reduce the impact of the proposed development on the existing drainage network, we propose the attenuation pond at the south-eastern point of the site. We believe this paired with the existing pond to the south will help control the flow of surface water.
Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
Working closely with ecologists, the surveys we have carried out have identified no evidence of any protected species. All trees within the boundary of the site will be untouched and existing hedgerows incorporated into the proposed layout.
Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity.
Community benefits Community benefits
We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
If our reserved matters planning application is approved, we will make a financial contribution to the Corby County Council which will be used to improve local infrastructure and facilities. While the council will decide how our contribution is spent, it could go towards improving local transport networks, supporting delivery of new sporting facilities, expanding existing healthcare centres, or developing educational facilities.
Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration. The open space on our site is part of the wider SUE plan strategized by Corby District Council. On our development there are two pocket parks to the centre and the north-east areas, as well as many other open spaces delivered by the larger SUE including the Gulley Open Wildlife Site.
Amenities & facilities
We aim to support the communities in which we build. One way in which we do this is by contributing to new facilities that local people can benefit from.
A Local Centre will be provided at the northern area of our parcel, including a primary school, business academy and District Centre offering commercial amenities for local residents.
We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting out carbon emissions, and enhancing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.