The proposal is for a residential development of 39 dwellings, comprising a mix of private and affordable
units of a range of types and sizes.
An indicative layout has been included in support of this submission to illustrate that a suitable form of
residential development can be achieved.
The proposal indicates a range of dwelling types within the site area, including cottage style dwellings
through the main access road, leading to larger dwellings to the southern edge. The principle and range of
dwelling types and sizes is in keeping with the existing properties within the High Street and the peripheral
areas within the existing village curtilage. A central green area has been formed within the development to
create a feature area similar to that of the existing green within the village. Vehicular access to the site is
proposed via a new priority junction off Welford Road.
Consultation was undertaken on the Creaton Neighbourhood Plan in 2012. The consultation revealed
support for some housing in the village. Two sites have been provisionally identified, one of which lies
adjacent to the west of the proposed site. The layout shows an undeveloped area at the southern quarter
of the site. It is considered that this undeveloped area could provide open space/informal recreational area
and would create an attractive development edge to the site and to this end of the village.
The site is located within walking distance of a range of amenities within the village, including a primary
school, post office and convenience store, public house, village hall, playing fields and a church. There is a
regular bus service in the village to Northampton town centre. Consequently, the site is considered to be in
a sustainable location for the moderate and appropriate level of growth proposed.
The site is in private ownership and no constraints have been identified that would prevent development
from coming forward. The site provides an excellent opportunity to bring forward a development that is well
related to the existing settlement providing new homes.