Oakley Vale is a 436-acre (1.76 km2) housing development situated in the south west of Corby. The development was begun in 2001 by Cofton, and over 2000 houses have now been built. The adjacent area of Snatchill, developed from around the mid-1990s, is often regarded as being within the Oakley Vale development boundary.
Oakley Vale contains a mix of housing types ranging from small apartments to large 5 or six bedroomed family homes. The cost of housing at levels lower than the UK average and the proximity to the East Midlands main line have attracted homebuyers from more expensive surrounding areas and even as far afield as London.
Local services in Oakley Vale include Morrisons and a parade of shops at Charter Court on Butland Road. This parade includes a Tesco, a number of fast food outlets, an estate agency as well as a Dentist and a Pharmacy. Oakley Vale Primary school was opened in 2008 and Brooke Weston College, one of the UK’s best state schools, is located in the Oakley Vale development
Located in the south west of Corby, Oakley vale is within a few minutes of the A14 road (England) and just 23 miles (38 km) of the UK motorway network via the M1 motorway and the M6 motorway The development is 2 miles (3 km) from Corby railway station providing fast links to London St Pancras station.