Outline Planning Permission Submitted

On 20th November 2022, TOWN submitted an outline planning application for Millers’ Field, Oundle.

The main document supporting the planning application is the Design and Access statement; you can view the document here:

14 highly energy efficient homes

This is an outline application seeking to establish permission in principle for up to 14 homes, with detail to be agreed at the next ‘reserved matters’ stage if successful. The illustrative scheme that informs the application envisages a high quality, custom-build community arranged around a shared central space which will not only support biodiversity but provide a safe space for socialising and children’s play. The proposals include a new terraced frontage to Benefield Road, as well as preserving valued views to the south. Responding to local priorities, there will be improved access to the existing allotments with dedicated parking. The scheme has been designed with a focus on homes for older people, helping to free up family housing in Oundle.

The homes will be highly energy efficient and built to the Passivhaus standard we hope, with heat pumps powered largely by energy generated on-site. Warm, comfortable and light, the homes will be built using modern construction methods, from natural, low-carbon materials.

Shaped by a 'Building Group'

The design of the scheme has been shaped by a ‘Building Group’ – a group of nine households, several of whom already live in or near Oundle, who intend to live at Millers’ Field. This group has been collaborating closely with TOWN and Mole Architects through a series of online and in-person workshops to codesign their individual homes and external spaces.

A public exhibition of the proposals for Millers’ Field was held at Queen Victoria Hall in Oundle in September. Visitors responded positively to the proposed scheme with 87% of attendees agreeing that the project would help to meet Oundle’s need for homes for downsizers and the elderly.

members of the building group meet with the architects in a code sign workshop

Next steps

Upon approval of the outline application, TOWN, with Mole, will be looking at the detailed design of the scheme in 2024 before construction begins on site in 2025.

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