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 new exciting amenities, local services and areas of natural beauty. This includes Oakley Vale, where the final two phases of development are beginning to take shape.

You can take a look at the current available properties in Oakley Vale via our ‘Houses for Sale’ section – showing houses currently available at the fantastic Lyveden Fields and Oakley Rise development phases.

Latest developments…

Additionally, a design code document from Great Oakley Farms will be formally submitted to the local planning authority in early 2020. This will set out a clear placemaking vision for the final development phases of Oakley Vale.  The phases will draw upon the rich traditional built-form heritage of North Northamptonshire and will be a development of the highest design quality for both buildings and public spaces.

The final two phases will not only deliver a total of up to 530 new homes, including affordable housing, but will also deliver a range of amenities. These include a new local centre with shops, café/restaurant; extensive open space and tree planting and a new wildlife reserve, sustainable drainage system, offices and community uses, as well as a new primary school. The existing Oakley Grange house and outbuildings will be retained and converted to form part of the new local centre. We are currently looking for residents’ views on what they would like to see included in the local centre’s amenities.

Architects, Robert Adam Architecture, have been chosen for the development as Great Oakley Farms wants these final phases to make the community proud. They are nationally regarded and have worked on experimental urban development, Poundbury in Dorset, championed by Prince Charles.

The next steps…

The first parcels of land within the development will be sold to developers in mid to late 2020. It is expected that construction work will commence in mid-2021, following decisions being made on any further reserved matters planning applications. The design codes will ensure that these phases are built to the highest quality and will provide significant additions to the wider public realm around Oakley Vale.

A new public transport link and improved bus service will be provided, significant recreation areas and play areas will be provided and managed, as well as significant payments to fund improvements to the Oakley Vale Cricket Club and Oakley Vale Community Centre.

The future for Oakley Vale is incredibly promising and there is no better time to be a part of it than today! 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.