Bee Bee Developments has submitted plans for a major 650 acre residential scheme in its Northamptonshire heartland.

Northants LLP, a subsidiary of Bee Bee Developments, is seeking planning from the Borough Council of Wellingborough to build 3,000 new homes to the north of the town on its site called Upper Redhill.

The plans also include building a neighbourhood centre comprising shops, bars and restaurants, two schools, offices and a 250,000 sq ft technology park. Northants is also planning an open space network covering more than 220 acres, including 57 acres of woodland, and a new road network.

Alfred Buller, group director of Bee Bee Developments, said: ‘The Upper Redhill scheme can help Wellingborough to meet the ambitious targets for housing growth that it has been set as part of the Sustainable Communities Plan. We have been working on this scheme since 2003 and the proposal has evolved considerably in that time. Stakeholder workshops were held in 2005 and 2006 to establish the core principals for the proposals, which have further informed the masterplan.’

Ten year plan

If the scheme is approved following consultation, Northants expects to develop it in three phases, and complete the project in around ten years.

Bee Bee has around 3,500 acres of land in North Northamptonshire which it is developing under the Sustainable Communities plan. It could deliver up to 20,000 houses, including at its scheme at Priors Hall in Corby, which is under construction. Priors Hall, which was granted planning in 2005, was the largest residential planning consent in the UK for 30 years.

Masterplanners David Lock Associates, transport consultants Colin Buchanan, Green infrastructure consultants Lockhart Garratt, environmental consultants Wardell Armstrong and socio-economic consultants Nathaniel Lichfield Partners are advising Bee Bee.