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Campaigners call for public to back fight to stop homes

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Campaigners against plans for 155 new homes in a Northamptonshire village are holding a public meeting next month.

Villagers in Weedon are protesting against a scheme by Gladman Developments for housing off New Street.

They say the area floods and 
the infrastructure would not be able to cope with the increase in population and traffic.

The plans are currently out to public consultation.

Villager Dale Langley said: “Many of us living in Weedon believe that the village and 
its facilities are already stretched to breaking point, especially the school (which has already been expanded to its limit) and the doctors’ surgery.

“The highway surrounding the development (Farthingstone Road) is not able to withstand the increased traffic and roads through the village 
are already bottlenecks for traffic.

“There are also far better sites for housing such as between Freeways and Clark’s garages, the A5 towards 
Long Buckby and the A45 leading towards Daventry,” he added.

The public meeting will be on Saturday, February 8 between 1pm and 4pm in Weedon Village Hall.

“We are encouraging all residents and anyone from surrounding villages to attend,” Mr Langley said.

Weedon Bec Parish Council is opposing the plans.

Chairman Stuart Jacks said: “Our initial thoughts on this is that we are totally opposed to this development. Any cars to go out of the village will have to go through the crowded centre. It will cause mayhem.

“Farthingstone Road also gets flooded during heavy rain, and if the land used to soak up the extra water has housing on it, it could cause huge problems,” Mr Jacks added.

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