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Vistry poised to start 439-homes site near Northampton

Vistry Group is getting ready to start construction on the first phase of more than 400 homes near Northampton next year.

The Western Gate project in Harpole just needs reserved matters planning consent before work can start on new homes and a new school which the house building is contributing £6m towards,

The planning decision is expected at the end of the year with the section 106 agreement including community contributions towards the primary school, local centre, play facilities, a library and highway work.

Western Gate’s design incorporates the retention of existing trees and retains green infrastructure that will be enhanced through tree planting. Public footpaths will extend through the development linking the existing and proposed network to ensure public, pedestrian access to properties and the surrounding area.

The two, three and four-bedroom homes will be five miles from Northampton town centre, with easy access to the M1, plenty of local amenities and a selection of ‘Good’ Ofsted-rated schools nearby.

Andrew Harvey, Vistry regional land director, said: “We are very excited about our Western Gate development and the building of much-needed affordable homes in Harpole. These high-quality homes will suit all types of home buyers and our contribution to the community, including tree planting and footpaths, will make sure Western Gate is a thriving place to live.

“A total of 15 per cent of our homes will be affordable housing and our house types will meet Harpole’s needs while ensuring we create a long-lasting community that complements the local environment.

“Our popular properties will consist of Bovis Homes’ and Linden Homes’ latest housing ranges to offer the highest degree of specification and choice tailored to meet the desires of Vistry’s customers.”

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