New affordable housing for the people of Northampton

After the former St James Works, on Vicarage Road, was partially demolished by a fire, the site was left as a brownfield site. The remains of the site could follow suit if councillors follow the planning advice from officers at Northampton Borough Council.

The new affordable hosuing development proposed by Waterloo housing group; designed by Morton Wykes Kramer, comprises of seven two-bedroom and nine three-bedroom houses, as well as an additional four two-bedroom maisonettes.

An officer’s report, states “The proposed development would bring about regeneration of a brownfield site and contribute to the council’s five-year housing land supply, providing much-needed affordable housing”. No objectives have been raised from either local organisation or neighbours. He continues, “The proposed redevelopment scheme would bring a much-improved streetscene and bring significant benefits and improvements to the visual amenity of the area”.

It has also been reported that residents are happy that an eyesore is to be redeveloped.

We are very happy to be apart of the regeneration of this site; to provide much-needed affordable housing for the residents of Northampton.