Food, retail and leisure development (Site 5)

Daventry District Council’s development partner Henry Boot Developments Limited is working on plans for a new retail park in the Chaucer Way/Waterloo area of Daventry – known as Town Centre Vision Site 5.

The plans include food stores and general retail units, a family restaurant, a fast food restaurant with a drive-through, a hotel and around 380 parking spaces.

The existing alignment of Braunston Road would remain, but the Eastern Way roundabout and three subways would be removed as the development is located on that land.

The scheme was granted approval by DDC's Planning Committee in March 2018. Henry Boot is currently working on signing up tenants for the units. Demolition of the former St John's Ambulance Brigade Hall will be one of the first things to take place, followed by vegetation clearance in October 2018. The whole development will be completed by Spring 2020.

There are also separate plans for a McCarthy and Stone retirement housing complex on the site of the former Danetre Vauxhall garage.

The site originally had planning permission for a superstore with a petrol station but the scheme had to be revised after supermarket operators began shelving plans for new stores on that scale.

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