Planning approved for Housing 21’s first Extra Care scheme in North Northamptonshire

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Posted 08 July 2022

Planning permission has been secured for Housing 21 to provide 65 new affordable homes in Oundle. 

Exterior CGI of new Extra Care scheme in Oundle

Pictured: Exterior CGI image of the new scheme on St. Christopher’s Drive, Oundle 

The Extra Care scheme, located on St. Christopher’s Drive, will provide much-needed one- and two-bedroom apartments for older people with the assurance of an on-site care team for residents if and when they need it. There will be an option to purchase through shared ownership or to rent. 

Peter Smith, Construction Project Manager at Housing 21, said: “We are very pleased that planning permission has been secured for this Extra Care scheme which will be Housing 21’s first in North Northamptonshire. The site on St. Christopher's Drive is well-placed to serve the people of Oundle and beyond. We look forward to working with members of the community to create a development that meets their expectations.” 

Michelle Jeffrey, Land Director at Persimmon East Midlands, commented: "We are delighted to work with North Northamptonshire Council and Housing 21 to enable them to deliver this much-needed scheme.”

These apartments, attractively designed by Saunders Boston Architects, will provide a fantastic home for future residents. 

Residents can look forward to benefitting from a wide range of communal facilities, including a resident’s lounge, activity room, guest suite and assisted bathing suite. Additional facilities will also be available for use by the wider local community including a café/bistro and hair salon.  

The Housing 21 Development Team have worked closely with Saunders Boston, Persimmon Homes and North Northamptonshire Council in successfully taking this scheme through planning. It is hoped that construction will begin in early 2023 with the scheme scheduled to open in late 2024. 

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