Residents have expressed fears their villages could be swallowed up by housing, following emerging details of 1,500 more homes for two sites south of Northampton.
The Chron understands a current plan for 1,000 homes on the edge of Hardingstone could now be extended by 500.
Another application for 1,000 homes at Collingtree golf course has been submitted by Bovis Homes this week.
The Government announced plans several years ago to build 60,000 homes in West Northamptonshire by 2026.
And a councillor who sits on a committee which oversees this plan said it could be extended to 2029 or 2031, meaning even more development sites would need to be found.
The West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit (JPU) is in charge of managing the plans to provide the 60,000 homes.
Councillor Phil Larratt (Con, East Hunsbury), who has been recently appointed to the JPU’s committee, said: “The status which applies to Daventry and South Northamptonshire does not give any protection for anyone in Northampton borough.”
One Hardingtone resident, Ron Snedker, said: “It makes me think about other ‘satellite’ villages and what is in the pipeline for them. It is opening a can of worms.”
Councillor Larratt said the committee was currently re-evaluating all proposed developments in West Northamptonshire, on request of the planning inspector.
All areas of land which have previously been ruled out are now being reconsidered.
This will be discussed in a meeting at the Guildhall in December.