Deenethorpe Airfield is a 500 acre former RAF airfield site between the villages of Deenethorpe and Benefield to the east of Corby. Built in 1943, it was allocated to the United States Army Air Force who conducted missions from the base during World War Two. After the war it became a RAF Recruiting Centre before reverting back to the management of Deene Park Estate, who are the promoters for the development.
The Deene Park Estate asked that the proposed development should be known as Tresham Garden Village to commemorate the historic links between the Brudenell and Tresham families. Sir Thomas Tresham’s daughter Mary married Thomas Brudenell in the early 1600s and spent many years living at Deene Park Estate.
The proposed site for Tresham Garden Village is outlined below: