Redhill Grange shown within Northamptonshire
|Population||72,519 (2001 Census)
(the town of Wellingborough)
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Redhill Grange or (Redhill) is a purpose-built settlement in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. It is situated just north from the Redwell area in the market town and eleven miles from the county town Northampton, forming part of the district authority of The Borough of Wellingborough.
Redhill Grange is a small private housing area of just under 400 homes, located approximately a mile and a half north of the centre of Wellingborough. The site is predominantly surrounded by farmed land, although there are also adjacent areas of woodland and hedgerows. The Great Harrowden Brook runs along the southern edge of the side whilst to the east there is an area of farmland followed by the Finedon Road industrial estate.
Redhill Grange was slowly developed over the period between the late 1960s and the late 1990s by a number of different developers and properties range from two bedroom semi-detached to five bedroom detached houses
However in 2006 a speculative property development was announced by Bee Bee Developments which planned for the construction of some 4,000 homes, and which included the building of two local centres with office space, retail units, a 50 room hotel and retail units surrounding Redhill Grange.
In November 2006 the residents of Redhill Grange formed the Redhill Grange Community Association to respond to Bee Bee Developments proposals and provide a platform for residents to voice their concerns.
In November 2007 Bee Bee Developments submitted a planning application to the Wellingborough Borough Council ( Application WP2007/7050) for the construction of Upper Redhill, a development of 3,000 homes which would surround Redhill Grange. At the 4th February 2009 Extraordinary Meeting of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Councillors voted by 18 votes to 7 votes to refuse the Upper Redhill planning application submitted by North Northants LLP (Bee Bee Developments).
Subsequently the Developers lodged an appeal and in June 2009 a Public Inquiry was held. Following this Inquiry the then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government granted the Developers outline planning permission in February 2010.
A small shopping unit exists in the adjacent Redhill Farm estate with a The Co-operative Group supermarket, several takeaway shops, a beauty salon, an automotive parts store, bicycle repair store and a children's nursery. The 'ock n Dough is the only public house in the community, owned by Greene King Breweries,.a new Indian take away - delivery - restaurant called Le Spice Merchant opened recently serving the finest of Indian cuisine.
Redhill Grange is located on east of the A509 road which links Kettering with Wellingborough, and is to the north of the northern ring road Northern Way and Niort Way (A510 road), accessible from the A45 road.
Connect Wellingborough W6 buses link the area to the town centre, while route 24 link the area to Kettering. The X4 bus service can be caught from Harrowden Road, connecting the area to Kettering, Northampton and Peterborough.
East Midlands Trains operate direct trains to London St Pancras International from the railway station in the east of the town, departing every 30 mins, with an average journey time of 55 mins. The railway line also connects Wellingborough with Bedford, Luton, Kettering, Corby, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield and Leeds.
- Redhill Grange Accessed 31 January 2010
- Wellingborough North: The Master Plan Accessed 31 January 2010