Future Developments

Oakley Vale is a burgeoning community, with amenities and infrastructures already in place for those looking for a new home in Corby. Whether it’s a local pub, shops, nursery or vet practice, Oakley Vale has it all.

But it doesn’t stop there – the whole region is expecting continuing growth and the addition of exciting new amenities, local services, and areas of natural beauty.


Latest developments…

The design code, prepared by the nationally renowned architecture practice Adam Architecture for the final two phases of Oakley Vale (Phases 8 and 9) has been discussed with the North Northamptonshire Council and a final draft will be submitted for approval once a developer partner has been brought on board. The purpose of a design code is to inform future designers and developers about the design and placemaking expected by Great Oakley, and it will be used by the Council in determining planning applications.  It is through this important document that high quality architectural details and materials will be secured.

Phase 8 is situated at the end of Bennett Road and Chepstow Road (take a look at our Masterplan page for a visual view!). It will include a new Primary School on land to be provided by Great Oakley, if required by North Northamptonshire Council and will provide road access and services that will open up the new local centre. You will recall that you, the community, gave some fantastic feedback on what you would like to see in this new local centre, and we can’t wait to see the result.

Following an extensive selection process which included a design competition between the best bids, a preferred housebuilder developer has been selected by Great Oakley and has been approved by North Northamptonshire Council.  The next steps will see the Council, Great Oakley and the developer enter into a contract, followed by a reserved matters planning application to be submitted later this year to North Northamptonshire Council. If this is approved, building work could start in early 2024.

More details on Phase 8 are set to follow shortly once a contract with our developer partner has been entered into. So keep an eye on this page for further updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

An up-and-coming town

The additional housing at Oakley Vale will help to meet Corby’s growing housing needs and support the area’s ambition for growth. It will increase local employment, including during the construction stage; provide new facilities to meet local needs; and help to meet the demand for primary school places in the area. It will also provide generous formal and informal open space for residents and the local community to enjoy, as well as enhancing biodiversity through the creation of a range of new and improved habitats.