West Northamptonshire housing: '45,740 homes needed'

Plans for tens of thousands of new homes in west Northamptonshire are going out to public consultation.

A report to the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit says 45,740 new homes are needed up to 2031.

Of those 31,160 homes are needed in the Northampton area, 7,700 homes in Daventry and 6,880 are needed in south Northamptonshire.

The unit's committee wanted to put the plans out to consultation before a final decision was made.

They will form the basis of future planning advice.

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