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Pineham Grove

Upton Valley Way East - Northampton - Northamptonshire

Our new Sales and Marketing suite is nearing completion and will launch in the next few weeks  

  • Overview

    Land at Dragonfly Meadow,Pineham Grove, Northampton

    We own a 18.75-hectare site off Upton Valley Way East in Northampton.

    The site, which was previously in agricultural use, was granted outline planning permission for residential development by Northampton Borough Council in December 2012, following a thorough public consultation of our masterplan.

    Further to a decision from the council in October 2013, the reserved matters application was granted, and subsequently construction commenced in Spring 2014. The first homes are expected to be ready to move into in early 2015.

    We are working in partnership with the Orbit Group housing association to deliver at least 159 affordable homes on the site, which it is hoped will be ready for occupation in spring 2015. This includes 36 additional affordable homes on top of the minimum 22% (123 plots) required by the local authority.

  • About the site

    Our development site

     Site photo 

    The site is currently in agricultural use as arable land

    The proposed development site covers an area of 18.75 hectares, with the majority of the land currently in agricultural use as arable land.

    It is located on the western fringes of Northampton, bordered to the north by Nene Valley Country Park and Prologis Park employment area to the south and west. To the east is the Banbury Lane housing area.

    The main access to the site would be taken from the roundabout in Upton Valley Way East.

    A section of the eastern part of site which is earmarked for the new primary school has a history of localised flooding. Extensive flood alleviation measures would be put in place to solve this issue.

    An existing bridleway runs through the site leading to the country park and this would be preserved and enhanced as part of the plans.

    Pedestrian routes and cycle paths within the development would link up with the wider footpath and cycleway network in the area.

    The natural environment will be a fundamental part of Pineham’s character, with public open spaces, landscaping and planting used to enhance the development.

    Existing boundary vegetation, including trees and hedges, will be enhanced with new planting of the same species, while mature trees across the site will be retained and managed where possible. Green corridors will be created for the benefit of wildlife.

    Landscape buffers would be used to soften views from the development towards Prologis Park.  Green buffers and a lower density of homes on the northern edge of the site will soften views from the country park towards the development.

    Pineham Grove is considered to be in a sustainable location, thanks to its proximity to neighbouring communities, employment areas and with excellent road links to the M1 motorway and Northampton.

  • What's proposed

    Our proposals



    Features of three Northamptonshire villages have informed Pineham Grove’s design, including Kislingbury, pictured here

    Pineham Grove will be a flagship ‘new village settlement’ of 559 homes.

    This new village will draw inspiration from the character of three Northamptonshire villages – Harpole, Kislingbury and Spratton.

    Extensive studies of the layout, architecture and materials used in these villages have inspired Pineham Grove’s character, layout and the design of homes.

    For example, window designs, porches and types of bricks used in these villages will be replicated at Pineham Grove.

    Local materials will be used at Pineham Grove. For instance, homes lining the village’s main street will be built from distinctive Northamptonshire ironstone.

    Key elements of the proposed development are as follows:

    • 559 homes
    • 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties
    • A minimum of 159 affordable homes
    • Two-form entry primary school
    • Local centre with space for shops/services
    • Children’s playground
    • Village green
    • Open spaces
    • Pedestrian access points to Nene Valley Country Park
    • Landscaping, preservation of trees and hedgerows and new planting

  • Community

    Local contributions

    Our Planning application has been fully approved which will mean we will provide a number of contributions towards the local community. Details of these contributions will be agreed with the relevant local authorities at a later stage.

    We will also contribute £35,000 to Construction Futures, a local apprenticeship agency/training scheme, should Pineham Grove receive the go-ahead.

  • Updates

    Development timeline

    July 2014 - Marketing Suite to open

    Jan 2014- Construction work commenced

    October 2013 – Decision on reserved matters planning application expected

    Summer 2013 – reserved matters planning application submitted to Northampton Borough Council.

    December 2012 – outline planning permission for Dragonfly Meadows is granted by Northampton Borough Council.