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Third application for yet more new homes

Plans for up to 154 new homes in Kilsby have been revealed in three separate applications.

In the latest proposal, Gladman Developments has announced plans for up to 100 new homes on land off Rugby Road in the village.

This follows another planning application submitted to Daventry District Council for around 40 homes off the Daventry Road/A361 on the southern edge of the village. Plus there additional plans for 14 new homes off the A5 roundabout.

The news has caused concern in the village which currently has 550 homes.

Chairman of the parish council, Reg Dunn, talking about the plans for Rugby Road, said: “We did not know about these plans. They say they have distributed leaflets but no one has seen any.

“It is very difficult to comment on the application because we have not seen a detailed planning application.

“We have got concerns and one of the most important is safety.

“For us in the village, we would like more affordable and shared ownership houses to help protect things like the pub and the school. It doesn’t stop us being concerned about the development.”

The parish council is also concerned about the plan for the 40 homes, recently submitted.

Cllr Dunn added: “There is a lot of concern over safety on that site.

“They want to put the access to the site off a small gate on the A361 which drivers are going to struggle to see.

“The developers plan to put an uncontrolled crossing along the A361 which means people leaving the estate, such as children going to the school, will have to cross the busy A361.

“We are also very worried traffic can’t see the access until very late, which will be dangerous for residents. “

Gladman Developments has previously outlined plans for 155 homes in Weedon and a further 100 homes in Nether Heyford.

The developers are seeking reactions to the proposal to build 100 homes in Kilsby.

The plans can be seen in more detail by visiting www.your-views.co.uk/kilsby. This is also where people need to look if they wish to write to the firm.

 

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