FPCR are landscape, ecology and arboricultural consultants to Roxhill Developments who have been responsible for the development at Phase II of Warth Park in Raunds, Northamptonshire since 2010. The scheme is now recognised as a logistics and business park of national importance. Facilities have been developed for DPD, Dr. Martens AirWair, DSV, and a facility is currently under construction for Howden Joinery Group. A supermarket facility for Asda is also soon to be constructed at the entrance to the scheme adjoining London Road.
Alongside this development, Roxhill have constructed a 34.3 acre Country Park which is fully accessible to the residents of Raunds and the wider local community. This Country Park includes 1.6km of footpaths, 4 sustainable drainage lakes and 31,962 new trees, hedges and shrubs have been planted.
Due to the anticipated success of Howdens’ relocation to Warth Park, the company are now expanding their operations with two further facilities. This phase of the scheme includes; Meadow Lane public right of way – will be protected by creating a fully landscaped corridor. It will be resurfaced and include a cycle path, picnic areas and wooden benches. Access to this next phase will be along an extended estate road passing under Meadow Lane. This will incorporate a 15m wide ‘green bridge’/ underpass which will ensure the level and alignment of Meadow Lane remains unchanged. An additional Country Park of 33.4 acres is to be created. This will be an expansion of the existing Country Park and will include an additional 2.2km of footpaths, 4 sustainable lakes and 31,126 new trees, hedges and shrubs which will be planted to further improve bio diversity.
FPCR have been involved throughout both the outline planning and reserved matters stages as well as with the completed and ongoing implementation of Roxhill’s proposals.