Farndish Road, Irchester

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Farndish Road, Irchester


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Reference: 12999

Resolution to Grant Outline Planning Permission for up to 75 Residential Dwellings In all about 8.53 ACRES (3.45 hectares) FOR SALE AS A WHOLE - SUBJECT TO CONTRACT BID DEADLINE 12 NOON ON THE 4TH DECEMBER 2020

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The site represents an exciting development opportunity on the edge of Irchester, to the east of Farndish Road and south of James Street. Irchester village is located approximately 2 miles south-east of Wellingborough and 2 miles south-west of Rushden. Irchester benefits from a good range of services including a Primary School, Local Convenience Stores, Doctors Surgery/Medical Centre, Village Hall and Library. The site has good transport connections, with the nearby A45 and the A509 providing connections to local towns, the A14 and the M1. Northampton is located approximately 14 miles to the south-west. The recently developed Rushden Lakes shopping centre is located approximately 4 miles to the north-east, providing a very wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Wellingborough town centre is located approximately 3 miles to the north and also provides a wide range of services, including the Swansgate shopping centre, restaurants, pubs, etc. Wellingborough Railway Station benefits from a direct main line service to London St Pancras International, with travel times from 47 minutes. The prestigious independent school of Wellingborough is also situated within the town.

The site extends to approximately 8.53 acres (3.45 hectares) of land on the southern edge of Irchester, as shown edged red on the attached plan. The site is roughly rectangular in shape and is located within the north-western corner of a larger arable field. The site has existing housing to the north, while the western boundary is defined by a mature hedgerow fronting onto Farndish Road. The site topography is relatively flat and there are no existing vehicular access points to the site. There are also no Public Rights of Way across the land. There is a pumping station, which does not form part of the site, on the Farndish Road frontage.

The outline planning application was reported to committee on 7th October 2020 and a resolution was passed to grant planning consent, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement. The planning consent will permit the erection of up to 75 dwellings, including a new vehicular access off Farndish Road, all associated infrastructure works (access being the only detail determined at this stage), with areas of landscaping and public open space and the provision of land for a community facility. The local authority application reference is WP/19/00154/OUT.

The site has been promoted on behalf of the landowners by M Scott Properties Ltd and the Masterplan for the development, reproduced below, shows an indicative layout for 75 residential units, of which 17 will be affordable dwellings (23%). The Masterplan achieves a net residential development area of 5.90 acres (2.39 hectares) with an average density of 12.71 dwellings per net acre.

An information pack is available to interested parties via a dropbox which can be accessed on the following link:


Access is Password Controlled and the Password can be obtained from the selling agents, Bletsoes. The Information Pack provides a full suite of plans and reports covering Legal, Planning and Technical matters.

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