Plans to build 120 houses on the edge of Weedon set to be refused after more than 500 objections

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Plans to build 121 houses on the edge of Weedon are set to be refused after more than 500 letters of objection were sent by village residents.

A proposal by Gladman Developments Ltd to build a new housing development off New Street are due to be discussed at a Daventry District Planning meeting next Wednesday.

Council planning officers have recommended the plan be rejected as the proposed development is “beyond the confines of the village, would lead to the loss of open countryside and would have an adverse impact on open land which is of significance to the form and character of the village.”

A total of 537 letters of objection have been written to the council objecting to the scheme, plus a technical objection document from the Weedon Action Group containing a petition with 534 signatures.

The residents objected on the grounds there was inadequate room at the school or doctor’s surgery.

Northamptonshire County Council highways also objected to the scheme due to the possible traffic issues on New Street and the A45/A5 crossroads and the lack of details about the access road to the development.

Anglian Water also raised concerns about the “unacceptable risk” of sewage flooding on the housing development.

Objections were also received from Weedon Bec Parish Council and Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris.

Mr Heaton-Harris said the proposed development did not have suitable and sustainable transport links and said the local infrastructure, namely Weedon Bec Primary School, is unable to support an expansion to the village population of this magnitude.