High Hayden Garden Community

Thank you for visiting this website about High Hayden Garden Community.

High Hayden Garden Community provides an opportunity to create one of the best places to live in the area. Our aim is to create a beautiful place to live, work and play. We have placed landscape and community at the heart of our proposals, taking inspiration from the surroundings as well as recognising new approaches to urban design.

The Proposals

A range of new homes, including homes for families and the older population.

Serviced land and financial contributions to support the development of two new primary schools and a secondary school.

Affordable housing will be provided, with a range of tenure options.

Including local shops and facilities, which could incorporate a community centre and primary healthcare.

Including sports facilities, play areas, allotments, water meadows and a cemetery site.

With the provision of up to 110,000 square metres of employment development including an enterprise park.

With 21 hectares of Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG).

Northern Gateway: Access from the roundabout on the A6 junction with the A5001 John Clark Way.

Southern Gateway: Access from Newton Road, near the A6 roundabout)

Interactive Masterplan

Please view the interactive Masterplan which shows the proposed location of key elements of the site including new homes, schools, local centres, employment area, sports facilities, allotments, vehicle access points and roads, attenuation basins, public open spaces and cemetery.

Simply click on the menu items to find out more.

Planning Context

High Hayden Garden Community is in East Northamptonshire and partly falls within both Rushden and Higham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan areas.


The planning application was submitted in November 2020 to East Northamptonshire Council (ref.20/01453/OUT) by Taylor Wimpey UK Limited & BDW Trading Limited. The application is in outline with detailed access proposals which has been developed in line with the Masterplan for the Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE).


The site forms the majority of the Rushden East SUE, allocated under policy 33 of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and forwards into the East Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan under Policy EN33. East Northamptonshire Council has produced a Masterplan Framework Document for the Rushden East SUE which will be supplementary to the Local Plan.


The Higham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan (HFNP) was made on 11 April 2016. The northern part of High Hayden Garden Community falls within the boundary of the HFNP, with the majority falling within the adjoining Rushden Neighbourhood Plan area which was made on 4 June 2018. Both neighbourhood plans acknowledge Rushden as a Growth Town and acknowledge the Sustainable Urban Extension to the east.

Key Aspects


High Hayden Garden Community will provide a wide range of new facilities to serve the new community and assist in integrating the development with Rushden and Higham Ferrers. The facilities include new schools, local centres, employment land, allotments and sports facilities.


High Hayden Garden Community will provide significant areas of public open space, including a destination open space (SANG). There will be plentiful green spaces throughout the development, with opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Careful planting and management of these areas will also encourage local biodiversity, enabling wildlife to thrive.


The proposals for High Hayden Garden Community seek to create a community which is connected to Rushden, with extensions to John Clark Way and Newton Road and improvements to crossing facilities to encourage walking, cycling and other sustainable travel options.


High Hayden has six character areas, each with a clearly defined character relating to the site’s context and surroundings.

About Us

Barratt David Wilson and Taylor Wimpey are two of the UK’s leading housebuilders. They have worked together to deliver high quality, highly sustainable, mixed-use communities in many parts of the country, including at Brackley in South Northamptonshire. The two companies are working in consortium at High Hayden Garden Community to create one of the best new places to live in East Northants. Please click on the links below to find out more about each company.

“We aim to create a beautifully designed, community focused, new place to live, providing a range of new homes whilst integrating with the existing community and respecting the edge of town setting.”