This page provides information to telecoms providers to
help identify opportunities for commercial telecoms investment in
Northamptonshire. If you would like to see other data made available then please email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org for review by the project team. All data will be supplied on an equal basis to providers.
Northamptonshire's Next Generation Strategy was published in June 2013. This outlined the County Council's approach to meeting its full coverage target. The primary focus of this approach is to maximise commercial coverage. The County Council remains an advocate for commercial investment and market competition – as a growing county the opportunities for telecoms providers are potentially lucrative, whether serving new build or retrofitting existing communities.
Why Invest in Northamptonshire? ... it has one of the fastest rates of population growth in Britain and this is forecast to continue. This is being driven by an influx of younger people and higher birth rates rates – this growing population will contribute to the future customer base to drive demand for superfast broadband. The county already has a population of almost 700,000 and this is set to grow by 20% by 2025. Northamptonshire's economy is growing fast too. It contributes over £14bn to the national economy. Current projections indicate that its contribution will rise to £20bn by 2020 - we want to exceed this target.
There are a number of suppliers operating in the county – you can find out more on the Telecoms Providers page. Known existing and planned commercial superfast coverage in the county already accounts for over 70% of premises.. You can view existing and planned superfast coverage in Northamptonshire, including subsidised plans being delivered by Superfast Northamptonshire, on the project's interactive When and Where map
A range of house builders and developers are investing in
Northamptonshire to meet the growing population demands. A list of just some of
the developers operating in the county are listed below:
The Secretary of State has approved a series of documents
relating to the compliance of building regulations in respect to superfast
The requirement applies to new buildings and those
subject to major renovation works. The approved documentation requires the
deployment of ‘in building infrastructure and the building(s) must be equipped
with a common access point and suitable ducting should a network provider wish
to provide a service.
For further information on these approved requirements
please click here
The local district and boroughs councils provide weekly lists of all the new build applications they receive, they can be found below:
To view the contact details for Planning Departments at each of the district and borough council's please see below:
Northamptonshire is the fastest growing area in the country, with a
population that is set to increase from 691,952 (2011) to 774,832 by 2021,
therefore the need for new housing provision continues to grow.
Northamptonshire has 27 Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUE) planned at present.
The size and locations of these can be found below:
The County Council recognises that businesses are the
catalyst for economic growth and that SMEs play a vital role in economic prosperity.
Its been estimated that in 2012 there
were around 4.8 million businesses in the UK and SMEs accounted for 99.9 per
cent of all private sector businesses; 59.1 per cent of private sector
employment and 48.8 per cent of private sector turnover in the UK.
The County Council is keen to support local SME’s and
business growth. Digital connectivity is
key to this. A map and details for many
of the industrial estates and business parks in Northamptonshire are available
- To view Superfast Northamptonshire delivery progress, go to the Roll Out Schedule for details of structures delivered and available for services and what is in the pipeline coming soon.
- Layers available include Conservation Areas, SSSI and
Flood Risk Areas.