Campaign group ready to fight new housing plans for village

A RESIDENTS’ group has said it will campaign against new proposals for 150 new homes in Brixworth.

Barratt Homes held a public consultation to discuss its plans at Brixworth Library.

It comes just two weeks after a development of the same size for another site in the village was thrown out by councillors.

Bob Chattaway, from Brixworth Residents Against New Estates (BRANE), said: “The proposals show the development would be outside of the village and would place the same strain on facilities and roads as the previous one we campaigned against did.

“The facilities in the village are already stretched as it is and with the 1,000 new homes that have been passed for the Buckton Fields development nearby, we can’t take any more.”

The Barratt Homes proposals are for 150 new family homes on land near the A508 and to the east of Northampton Road, next to a series of allotments, which would remain in the development.

The proposals state that Barratt Homes is looking to develop a site featuring a mix of accommodation, including affordable housing.

Ian Young, development director at Barratt Homes, said: “Daventry district needs more homes to meet its housing requirement.

“We think this extension to Brixworth is more logical than anything else we have seen.”

Mr Young said Barratt Homes would look to submit a planning application to the committee by the end of this month.