Rushden Lakes scheme – plan to develop neighbouring site
A THIRTY-acre plot of land – formerly part of Nene Valley Farm – has been earmarked for development by its new owners, who aim to provide a mixed-use scheme including office, industrial, retail and leisure facilities.
The site – acquired for an undisclosed sum by Ashfield Land – is adjacent to the forthcoming LXB/Crown Estate’s £140 million Rushden Lakes shopping and leisure development and also the existing Foxhill and Crown Business Parks, which accommodate Waitrose, Lidl and Wickes.
Nick Jones, director of Ashfield Land, said: “This acquisition is an opportunity to develop an exciting scheme in a location that has become a commercial and residential hub for the area.
“We look forward to working with the local authority to deliver a development that not only encourages retention and expansion of existing local businesses, but also creates further employment opportunities.”
He added: “Our confidence in the potential of the site has been evidenced by the strength in the enquiries we have received since the completion of the acquisition.
“It is our intention to progress both existing and new interest in the form of a masterplan that is acceptable to the local authority leading to a planning application later this year.”
Pictured above – PLANNING APPLICATION DUE LATER THIS YEAR: The land fronting the A45 is strategically located adjacent to the Rushden Lakes development site.