£450,000 cash windfall for Crick

The money will go towards schools, transport and other facilities
The money will go towards schools, transport and other facilities

Crick has received a cash windfall of nearly £450,000 to support village life.

The money has come from housebuilder Barratt Homes and is a result of planning agreements made with Daventry District Council.

More than half of the total funding will be given to support nearby secondary schools, with a contribution of £252,372.

Also amongst the contributions is a total of £38,055 to be put into transport, including £20,500 towards bus shelters and £10,022 worth of travel vouchers which will be given to buyers when they move into their new home.

Some £12,903 will support libraries, £115,572 will go towards sport and recreation facilities and the fire and rescue service will receive £12,240. Healthcare services will receive £33,579.

Barratt has been obliged to pay the money as part of the conditions connected to the planning permission it received for its St Margaret’s View development on Main Road.

Andrew Swindell, managing director of Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “Community investment is one of the most important aspects of any new housing scheme and we aim to contribute a great deal to the local community as our St Margaret’s View development progresses.”