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Northampton North-West Relief Road

The Northampton North-West Relief Road will link the A428 Harlestone Road with the A5199 Welford Road. It will serve the housing growth that is proposed to the west and north of Northampton. It will also help address existing congestion by providing another crossing of the river valley. 

Compulsory Purchase Order

The Compulsory Purchase Order has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport. The order has authorised us to purchase land and rights required for constructing the relief road.

Documents and reports

The following documents and reports are available by emailing us at [email protected]:

  • Appendix 5.4 EIA scoping response
  • Biodiversity net gain assessments        
  • Construction environmental management plan (CEMP)
  • Engineering proof of evidence of the acquiring authority
  • Engineering proof of evidence of the acquiring authority summary
  • Environmental impact assessment scoping report
  • Environmental proof of evidence of the acquiring authority
  • Environmental proof of evidence of the acquiring authority summary
  • Environmental statement volume 1: Non-technical summary
  • Figure 6.3: Landscape mitigation and preliminary design
  • Figure 11.6: Landscape mitigation design
  • Land and property proof of evidence of the acquiring authority
  • Land and property proof of evidence of the acquiring authority summary
  • Landscape and ecological management plan
  • Policy fit proof of evidence of the acquiring authority
  • Policy fit proof of evidence of the acquiring authority summary
  • Request for environmental impact assessment (EIA) scoping option
  • Screening opinion
  • Screening response
  • Transport proof of evidence of the acquiring authority
  • Transport proof of evidence of the acquiring authority summary

See Government guidance on the Compulsory Purchase process and compensation.

Description of scheme

The Northampton North-West Relief Road will link the A428 Harlestone Road with the A5199 Welford Road. The section from the A428 to south of the railway line will be constructed by the developers of Dallington Grange. The first part of this section has already been constructed as part of the Harlestone Manor development. We will be responsible for building the section of road across the railway line connecting the developer's road to the A5199 Welford Road.

Benefits of the scheme

The Northampton North-West Relief Road will reduce congestion in the north-west of Northampton. It will be providing a new crossing of the river valley.

The new road will also improve access to the motorway and other strategic roads. These include Moulton Park, Round Spinney and Lodge Farm Industrial Estates.

How the Scheme will be funded

The road will be funded by a combination of central government, local government and developer funding.

Government funding of £7.93m has been allocated from the SEMLEP Local Growth Deal.

We have committed up to £4.2m towards the scheme.

Developer contributions of at least £15m have been identified towards the scheme.

Full business case

A detailed business case for the Government funding was developed in accordance with the Department for Transport's guidance on transport business cases. A revised business case was was submitted to SEMLEP in April 2021. SEMLEP have confirmed their continued support for the project.

Information events 

The information boards from the public information events are available upon request by emailing [email protected].

Planning

A detailed planning application for the section of the road we will build was submitted to our planning team. Planning consent was granted on 22nd September 2020. All details relevant to planning are available upon request by emailing [email protected].

You can visit the planning applications page relating to the 19/00045/CCDFUL North-West Relief Road by clicking Planning Applications.

Next steps

Work has now officially commenced on the relief road. Completion of the works are projected for spring 2024. This page will be updated as the scheme progresses.

Last updated 24 March 2022