Bid to build houses which would ‘dominate’ village near Kettering recommended for refusal

The proposed street scene
The proposed street scene

A bid to build three large houses which ‘would dominate’ a village near Kettering looks set to be rejected.

The application to develop Dairy Farm in Pytchley will be discussed at a council planning meeting on Tuesday (June 28).

The site is significantly higher than the adjacent Orlingbury Road and a report, set to be delivered by the development control manager, says the proposal would be incongruous and would dominate the surroundings.

Pytchley Parish Council said it had no objections to the principle of building houses, but did not back the appearance of the houses as they would dominate the streets and would not be built in stone.

But neighbouring residents came together to voice their concerns, mainly over how the site would take over the village.

One said the proposal was ‘of no benefit to the village or its residents’, with another saying that it would overlook their house and increase traffic in the village.

A final decision is expected next week.