Blacks Solicitors advises on planning permission for Daventry housing development

Blacks Solicitors has helped to secure outline planning permission for a 50-hectare housing-led development near Daventry.

Led by James Cook of Blacks Solicitors, and working alongside Hawksmoor, Knight Frank and Nexus Planning, the Firm’s specialist Planning team supported construction firm Stepnell Developments Ltd to secure planning permission and the completion of the associated Section 106 Agreement relating to a development of 50 hectares of land south-west of Daventry.

The land will be developed for a sustainable urban extension of up to 1,100 dwellings, a two-form entry primary school, and a local centre.

The development will provide a substantial contribution towards West Northamponshire’s housing supply. Stepnell Developments have subsequently agreed the disposal of the site with Spitfire Homes.

Richard Wain, Managing Director of Hawksmoor, who led the project team, said: “The excellent reputation of the Planning team at Blacks Solicitors is testament to their hard work and expertise. We are most grateful to James Cook and Katy McPhie for their advice and professional support which enabled us to secure planning permission and dispose of the site effectively. We’re looking forward to seeing how the development of the site progresses.”

Blacks Solicitors was chosen thanks to its extensive experience of advising on the legal issues arising from the promotion and development of residential-led, mixed-use sustainable urban extensions through the planning process.

James Cook, a Partner and Head of Planning at Blacks Solicitors, commented: “We were delighted to work closely with Hawksmoor, Knight Frank and Nexus Planning to secure the grant of planning permission for an important sustainable extension to Daventry. This allocated site will provide a significant contribution towards the district’s housing supply during the plan period.

“Our instruction in this matter underlines the growing reputation of our Planning team for the successful promotion of large-scale development throughout all stages of the planning process.”

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