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Help shape the vision for Daventry Town Centre

14 May 2024

Illustration plans of Daventry town centre

People across West Northamptonshire are being invited to get involved in shaping new plans for Daventry town centre, which seek to boost economic growth and quality of life for local residents.

The Daventry Masterplan is being developed by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) upon the principles established in the Daventry Vision 2035 which was previously adopted in March 2021.

Building upon this work, the new Masterplan aims to reinvent the market town experience in Daventry, prioritising wellbeing and enjoyment, improving connections and providing a more welcoming location that will increase footfall and increase investment into the town.

Proposals set out in the draft Masterplan include:

  • Turning Market Square into a flexible events space, which could also be used as a market space
  • Creating a new destination play park and café at New Street Rec
  • Opening up the High Street entrance to the Arc Cinema, creating a new Mulberry Square
  • Making High Street a shared surface street, with more seating and planting
  • Enhancing Sheaf Street with better lighting, seating and public art
  • Exploring opportunities to modernise retail units, to meet 21st century demands
  • Newer homes and urban greenery alongside a village green space in Eastern Way, supporting the vibrancy of the town centre with improved doorstep amenities.

Residents, businesses and other community groups and organisations are being encouraged to view the draft masterplan and give their comments on the outline plans beginning today (13 May) and running until 13 June 2024.

View the proposals for Daventry town centre and have a say

There is also the opportunity to view the proposals in person and speak with WNC teams involved in the work outside Waitrose in Bowen Square, Daventry on Saturday 18 May between 9am and 4.30pm.

Improving Daventry town centre and reinventing our market town is a priority for us and the new Masterplan aims to build in more detail upon the aspirations of the community set out in the Daventry Town Centre Vision 2035.

Improving public spaces, enhancing play spaces and celebrating local cultures and heritage are key themes for the proposals set out in the masterplan, which also strives to provide an improved and welcoming space for people to come together to eat, play and relax.

We want to bring residents, businesses and stakeholders along on this journey and it’s really important they tell us what they think about the proposals, so I would encourage them to take a look and complete the survey.
Cllr Dan Lister, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Culture and Leisure


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