Daventry Transport Development Group

Case for Change

Urban growth

Urban growth

Find out more about urban growth in the Daventry area, and why it means we need to invest in sustainable transport now.

In the Office for National Statistics 2018 growth estimates, it was found that the former Daventry Local Authority was within the estimated top ten for growth from 2018 to 2028, along with neighbouring Corby, also once the largest town in the UK without a rail link – although this has been resolved with a new railway station on the former mothballed Oakham to Kettering line…

Corby: A case study 🏭

The town receives a half-hourly electric service to St Pancras International, and a rarer Intercity service northbound, with limited services terminating at Melton Mowbray. David Horne, who was Managing Director at the former East Midlands Trains and now Managing Director at Government-owned London North Eastern Railway, said:

“We’ve been successfully operating our daily business service since 23 February, and we’re now delighted to be announcing that our full service will start on 27 April. We know just how much excitement and enthusiasm there is for our new services between Corby and London, and we are extremely proud to bring train services back to Corby.”

Daventry's Growth 📈

Going back to Daventry – the (former) Local Authority Area is expected to see a 15.2% population change – not far off the fastest growing LA – Tewkesbury (a town with a parkway station), with 16.2%. The population of the (former) Daventry LAA is currently 84,500, but by 2028, it’s estimated to grow to 97,300.

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