Towcester gets the ok for £45 million waterside development
Towcester which is situated in the heart of the south Northamptonshire villages, Blisworth, Roade, Silverstone and Stoke Bruerne has released plans for a £45m redevelopment of the area surrounding the 11th century Bury Mount, medieval fortification, which is adjacent to the high street and the historic beautiful wood and grassland views of the Watermeadows public park..
The scheme will see a new civic building constructed in the centre of the town, to include a new library, register office and South Northamptonshires new council offices. The 3,800 sq m new build civic offices to be built by Morgan Sindall plc while the residential development by Lovell will provide 106 new homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms, across two sites. This will include 16 affordable homes.
Bury Mount, a medieval fortification dating (1135–1152), has already been renovated in an earlier stage of the scheme.
The towns Watermeadows are part of the Grade 1 listed Easton Neston Park and formerly part of the Easton Neston Estate. The first section of Watermeadows was opened in April 2010 following extensive restoration work which included putting up fences and gates and removing dead wood and trees. This new section almost doubles the area available for use by the public, creating almost 60 acres of scenic public parkland.