‘Help us shape a sustainable future for Hanwood Park’ – transport survey launched to nurture well connected community

A travel and transport survey has been launched by Kettering’s largest development – part of Hanwood Park’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and creating a well-connected community.

Hanwood Park, at the eastern edge of Kettering in Barton Seagrave, is already home to 3,000 residents and, when completed, will be home to around 15,000.

This travel survey will be officially launched at Hanwood Park’s Public Exhibition, set to take place in Kettering on Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October 2023.

Chris Langdon, Project Director, Hanwood Park, explained: “We are working with North Northamptonshire Council to make sure our new community is well connected to the wider community so people don’t have to always use their car, and that – where we can – we are able to help address any shortfalls or barriers to sustainable transport. This is part of our commitment to helping us all reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environment so we want to encourage people to attend our exhibition and to compete our new travel survey.”

The online Hanwood Park survey includes questions about when and how people travel, why people may choose to use their car and factors that might encourage people to walk, cycle, use public transport or car share. The survey also ask for ideas on how to improve sustainable transport around Hanwood Park itself.

Supporting Hanwood Park with the development of its sustainable transport strategy is Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering services works with communities and authorities around the world to pioneer better transport methods.

James Williams, Associate Transport Planner at Stantec commented: “We’re constantly using design to rethink the way we view mobility, encourage active travel, and create fairer, safer streets fit for the future. Our interdisciplinary teams in the UK deliver innovative, low-carbon, and financially-responsible mobility solutions that focus on people, drawing on local knowledge which is backed by extensive global expertise. We’re proud of our team’s work on this project which will support a healthier, safer, and more connected community.”

Hanwood Park’s commitment to sustainable transport goes above and beyond the survey.

The team have invested in a cargo bike, which they plan to share with local community groups. Groups interested in using the bike are invited to chat to Chris and the Hanwood Park team at this week’s exhibition.

A host of other sustainable transport updates will be on display at the exhibition, including Voi scooters – whose network has now been expanded to include the whole of the Hanwood Park estate. Chris will also be on hand to discuss their latest initiative, a partnership with HomeRun to help find novel and convenient ways to improve school trips.

October’s Hanwood Park Public Exhibition, taking place at Hayfield Cross Church of England School, is open to everyone. Visitors will be able to meet the team, find out about the development’s progress and plans and ask questions, make suggestions, view the Masterplan and find out about potential and planned community facilities.

There will also be information about Hanwood Park’s commitment to support a flourishing community and network of local partnerships.

First approved in 2010, Hanwood Park – when completed – is set to include up to 5,500 new homes, schools, shops, community buildings, employment spaces, leisure facilities, parks and woodlands.

The Hanwood Park Public Exhibition, at Hayfield Cross Church of England School, Hayfield Crescent, Kettering, NN15 5FJ, will take place on:

  • Thursday 26th October, 4pm-8pm
  • Friday 27th October, 4pm-7pm
  • Saturday 28th October, 10am-4pm


Anyone needing help getting to the venue is asked to call 01536 647000.

To find out more or to ask about exhibiting email info@Hanwoodpark.co.uk.

To view and survey visit https://placebuilder.io/hanwoodpark/travel

There is a prize on offer for submitting a completed survey that will be given to one lucky respondent in time for Christmas.

You can also access the survey via a QR code here:

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