Campaigners vow to fight on despite go-ahead for 450 new homes in Daventry

Protesters from the Mickle Well Park Opposition Group prior to the planning meeting
Protesters from the Mickle Well Park Opposition Group prior to the planning meeting
  • Daventry District Council gives go-ahead to 450 homes in Daventry
  • Campaign group staged peaceful protest ahead of meeting
  • Plans include a new school, community hall, medical centre and shops

Campaigners who failed to stop 450 houses being built in a Northamptonshire town say the fight is not over yet.

Daventry District Council gave the go-ahead to the plans on Wednesday night, with councillors voting by five votes to four despite protests by the Mickle Well Park Opposition Gruop.

We are taking advice from our planning consultant on next steps. All is not lost yet.

Mickle Well Park Opposition Group

The plans include a primary school on land to the north of Daventry near Lang Farm, Middlemore and Monksmoor estates.

A spokesman for the campaign group, posting on their Facebook page, said: “Unfortunately the proposal was approved 5 votes to 4 against.

“Councillors found it hard to come up with arguments that in the planning officer’s view would stand up to appeal.

“We are taking advice from our planning consultant on next steps however. All is not lost yet.

“Thanks to everyone for their support and all our speakers put in a great effort,” he said.

The plans from Landform Estates also include a community hall, medical centre, shops, open space, allotments and two form entry primary school.

Planning officials from Daventry District Council had recommended the plans for approval.

Protesters from the Mickle Well Park Opposition Group and the neighbouring village of Welton were outside the council offices staging a peaceful protest involving about 75 people.