Community Benefits

The development of Barton Farm will provide a number of benefits to the local community, including:

  • The provision of much needed new homes
  • A new primary school and pre-school nursery
  • New shops, including a food store
  • A new community building
  • Extensive public open space
  • 800 new affordable homes
  • A park and ride facility, reducing the traffic travelling into the town centre
  • Significant investment in local facilities and services through a Section 106 agreement
  • Additional funds, potentially in the order of £20m, generated through the Government's New Homes Bonus Scheme