Plans For New Homes in Oundle Approved

130 new homes have been approved for development in Oundle, near Peterborough.

The plans drawn up by Bovis Homes were approved by the North Northamptonshire Council Area Planning Committee in February.

The 16-acre site will feature 130 new homes and four self-build plots.

Where is the new housing development in Oundle?

The new housing development will be constructed at Cotterstock Meadows, on the plot of land to the east of Cotterstock Road and to the west of the River Nene.

Breakdown of the development

  • 74 private sale homes
  • 52 affordable homes (rent or shared ownership)
  • Four self-build plots
  • Public open spaces, including children’s play area and wildflower meadow

A family-friendly development, the private homes will include a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. Construction is set to go ahead later this year, with homes expected to go on sale as early as summer 2022.

As part of the agreement, Bovis Homes has pledged to contribute over £1.5million to help improve the town. This includes education, public transport, cycle paths, healthcare and libraries. This helps ensure the growth in population is sustainable.

The new development will be named ‘Cotterstock Meadows’. Bovis Homes has also worked on developments at Hampton Water in Peterborough.

Is Oundle a nice place to live?

Oundle is considered a nice place to live. It’s a small town on the River Nene, and is home to a prestigious boarding school. It’s a 30 minute drive from Peterborough and surrounded by a beautiful rural landscape. With a charming town centre, there are nice independent cafes and restaurants and all the essential local amenities.

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