Application approved

26 Sep 2019
Figure 84 Market Square 3D Sketch

The Outline application for a sustainable urban extension comprising of 4,500 dwellings, 46,850sqm of Class B1/B2, two local centres/mixed use A1-A5, B1, C2, C3 and D1/D2, secondary schools, primary schools, public open space, drainage, access and associated infrastructure works was approved my Corby Borough Councillors at their meeting on 26 September 2019.


The planning application to determine development on land west of Corby will be taken by members of the Development Control Committee on Thursday 26 September. The proposals, which were submitted by a consortium of Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes, were submitted back in 2017 and identified as part of the Local Plan. Subject to planning approval, the West Corby development will see the building of up to 4,400 new homes over the next 10-15 years, from small…


As an integral part of the Vision for the development, the landowners and housebuilders have committed to control the quality and consistency of the development through the use of design codes, ensuring a set high quality standard running through the entire development over many years. The Consortium have created a Site Wide Design Code (in conjunction with subsequent Detailed Design Codes for each Phase) will honour the intent set out in the Vision and h…

Figure 10 Market Town Preview

The West Corby Consortium recently held a series of presentations to members of Corby Borough Council and surrounding parishes. These meetings gave an opportunity for members to ask questions and learn more about the details of the application, which have progressed since its submission through discussion with council officers and statutory consultees.  You can find a copy of these presentations here as well as the technical note describing the changes to…

Barratt Developments, Taylor Wimpey, and the Great Oakley and Rockingham Castle Estates have recently submitted a planning application for West Corby, which sets out how new houses, schools, community facilities and employment land can be delivered. The proposed masterplan and supporting technical investigations which we have undertaken to support proposals for development are available for viewing on the Council’s planning portal. Corby Borough Council i…

July Update

14 Jul 2016

The North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (JCS), including the West Corby SUE allocation, was adopted last night (14 July). The adoption of the strategy means that the allocation of 4,500 homes for the site west of Corby is now council policy and part of the strategy vision for North Northamptonshire and particularly for Corby itself.  The next stage will be for the West Corby consortium to submit a planning application outlining how this allocation …

June update

22 Jun 2016

Since our community consultations in Autumn 2015, we have made a number of changes to the proposals in order to take account of the comments received through the consultation events from members of the public and subsequently with officers of the Borough Council and other key stakeholders (including the North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit, Joint Delivery Unit, County Council and the Wildlife Trust). The changes include: Re-location of the propose…


The North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit has published Proposed Main Modifications to the submitted Plan for a six week consultation from Wednesday 3rd February until Wednesday 16th March. These proposed changes are set out on the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy  website which provides the reasons for changes which have been made following an examination of the proposals by a planning inspector in November 2015.  A number of proposed cha…

February Update

08 Feb 2016

We are in the process of compiling the information we need to submit a planning application later in the Spring. This will include creating a suite of documents outlining the principles of development and looking closely at many of the issues raised as part of the consultation - such as transport and community services. We'll be sending out a newsletter in Spring 2016 letting people know about the final application.

November update

02 Nov 2015

Following on from the public consultation, the team are working proposals up to submit as part of an outline planning application  which we will be looking to submit early on in 2016. Before we submit any proposals we will hold a further series of public consultation events and this will likely take place in January / February next year. If you have further comments or feedback, feel free to send them to us using our feedback form or call us on 0800 148 8…

Thank you for coming!

05 Oct 2015

Thank you to all the residents who took the time to visit us in the town centre on Friday 2 October or at the Kingswood Academy on Saturday 3 October. Over 240 people attended over both days and the conversations we had alongside the written feedback we received will help to further shape the scheme. Materials from the consultation can be found here.  If you haven't sent us your feedback yet, don't worry - we'll be taking on board your comments and feedba…

Consultation launch

23 Sep 2015

Proposals for a new neighbourhood at West Corby are being promoted by The Great Oakley and Rockingham Castle Estates alongside experienced house builders Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey. The proposals aim to deliver at least 4,000 new homes over the next 15 years, supported by new employment, local shops, schools, open space and investment in the local road network. The promoters have brought together an experienced team of designers and consultants…