HAVE YOUR SAY - Public Consultation on a hybrid planning application for the Local Centre, Overstone Gate

Before a planning application is submitted for the site in the coming weeks, we would like to know what the local community thinks of the proposals. Although ordinarily we would prefer to hold a public exhibition, due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, we have launched a consultation website to enable people to view the plans and comment. Information leaflets, with tear-off freepost feedback forms are being distributed to households in the local area from tomorrow. The consultation website address is www.saxonpark-overstoneleys.co.uk

The proposals for Saxon Park include:

  • New shops
  • Offices/work spaces for local companies
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Petrol station with local shop
  • Nursery
  • Car parking and cycle parking
  • Generous landscaping and seating areas.

The site is located on the corner parcel of land adjacent to the A43 Kettering Road/Sywell Road roundabout and opposite the proposed Aldi site. Saxon Park will complement the new supermarket and medical centre (being provided elsewhere on the new settlement site) and serve new and existing communities.

Information on the approved the outline planning permission DA/2013/0850

Design and Access states; 5.7 The Local Centre

5.7.5 The local centre character area is located at the centre of the proposal and will consist of a variety of different uses, including the primary school.

5.7.6 The character of this area will aim to create a village style vernacular and building form that creates well-defined spaces such as the Village Green.

Outline planning permission (those highlighted are the permissions that they are intending to alter)

Outline application of up to 2000 dwellings, with access, appearance, layout and scale unreserved for the first phase of 200 dwellings; a new section of A43 dual carriageway road; up to 3.83ha for a local centre incorporating provision for a Use Class A1 foodstore (up to 2,000 sqm), Class A4 public house (up to 650 sqm), Class C2 care home (up to 2,800 sqm), Class D1 day nursery (up to 465 sqm), Class D1 medical centre (up to 750 sqm), a parade of 5 retail units (Classes A1, A2, A3, A5 and D1) (up to 450 sqm), Class B1(c) light industry (up to 5,000 sqm); a new primary school (up to 3,150 sqm); public open space provision to include outdoor sports pitches, allotments and children's play space; structural landscape planting; associated infrastructure, including drainage features and access.

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:52 by Parish Clerk

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