Decision time for 450 new homes for Daventry

Mickle Well Park plans
Mickle Well Park plans
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Daventry is set to have 450 new homes and a primary school built in the north of the town.

Planning officials at Daventry District Council (DDC) have recommended the application by Landfom Daventry Limited be given approval.

The Mickle Well Park proposal will now be determined by the planning committee of DDC, which meets on Wednesday, March 11 at 6.15pm.

The plans also include a hub consisting of a community hall, medical centre and shop, open space and allotments as well as the two-form entry primary school and homes.

The planning application has not been entirely welcome with many residents of both the Lang Farm estate and Welton parish critical of the bid to build the homes. It has led to creation of the Mickle Well Park Opposition Group which is bidding to stop the development.

A total of 210 letters of objection have been sent in by residents and a separate petition against the development has attracted more than 400 signatures.

The parish councils in Welton, Braunston, Barby and Onley have also all objected to the planning application.

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris has voiced his concern over the planning application, saying there would be insufficient infrastructure provided by the development to support the regeneration, investment and expansion of Daventry and it would add to traffic on the already dangerous A361, leading to greater safety risks.

There has been support for the plans from Daventry Town Council and the Phoenix Centre in Daventry.

For more on the story see this week’s Daventry Express.