Welcome & Introduction

Thank you for attending this public consultation. Please take your time to look through the proposals and to ask any questions. We value local knowledge and welcome your input.


This consultation is part of an on-going process of engagement with residents and County, District and Town Councils, in order to best inform the plans for High Hayden Garden Community.

High Hayden Garden Community provides an opportunity to create one of the best places to live in the District. It will put placemaking at the heart of the proposals, by ensuring the necessary infrastructure and community facilities are provided alongside the new homes.

High-quality, landscaped open spaces and innovative design will ensure High Hayden Garden Community is an attractive place to live and work. Links to Rushden, Higham Ferrers and the wider countryside will provide connectivity with the existing communities.

Planning Context

The proposal has arisen as a result of the allocation of the Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) under Policy 33 of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (2016). A Sustainable Urban Extension can be defined as a new development that provides suitable community facilities, infrastructure and job opportunities alongside the new homes and environmental enhancements.

A Consortium of landowners and developers have been working with East Northamptonshire Council and other stakeholders on the masterplanning of the Rushden East SUE. The SUE Masterplan is now nearing completion, hence the Consortium that controls the majority of the land within the extent of the SUE is commencing consultation with the local community, prior to the submission of a comprehensive outline planning application and detailed plans for the first phase of development.