The only website dedicated to Collingtree Village and Parish


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Rowtree Park


On 4th July at Blacky More Community Centre - Bovis Homes held an exhibition of their revised proposals for building 1000 houses on land between East Hunsbury and Collingtree.

The proposals include a mixed use local centre, a primary school and green infrastructure including public open space and a reconfiguration and extension of Collingtree Park Golf Course.

The name 'Rowtree Park' is taken from the main access road which first enabled the development of East and West Hunsbury in the 1980's and also from the impressive row of Poplar trees that are now to be retained and form the southern boundary of the new development.


The information presented at the exhibition is now available on the Bovis website and feedback can be given via email until Tuesday 11th July 2017.

The link to the website is below:

bovishomes.co.uk/rowtreepark


The revised Master Plan for Rowtree Park can be found on the  Planning Watchdog page.

'Just Collingtree' is a site is for anyone with an interest in the past, present and future of a small Northamptonshire village. 

There are some ten thousand villages in Britain. Two hundred years ago 80% of people lived in a village - now 80% live in towns.

Hundreds of old villages are now simply suburbs of a modern town. But others have kept their identity, character and community spirit.

Collingtree was once a few farms clustered around a church surrounded by open fields  - today it still survives squeezed between the M1 motorway and the A45 major trunk road into Northampton.

It still has its church, its pub, its school and its Village Room and, despite all the changes, it remains a village  - proud of its long history and separate identity.


This site aims to provide a scrapbook in words and pictures of Collingtree  - past and present.


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 Collingtree looking North from the M1 in 2004.

Collingtree looking South West in 2004.                 Photographs: Peter Skinner. Pilot: John Blake.