Meeting called over 121 homes

Picture from a previous meeting to discuss new homes in Weedon
Picture from a previous meeting to discuss new homes in Weedon
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A public meeting has been organised by Weedon Bec Parish Council after an appeal was launched by developers to build new homes.

The meeting will be held at Weedon Village Hall on Sunday starting at 2pm.

Developers Gladman had proposed plans for 121 homes on land off New Street last year.

However, these plans were refused planning permission when the application was determined by Daventry District Council’s (DDC) planning committee back in October.

But the developers have appealed against the decision made by DDC and it will now be determined by the planning inspectorate based in Bristol.

The meeting is to discuss further responses regarding the appeal and to keep villagers informed of the planning process.

The original plans have led to the formation of Weedon Action Group consisting of a number of residents battling to fight the plans from going ahead.

Concerns have been raised by residents about the impact on the roads in the village as well as an increased risk of flooding, the destruction of ridge and furrow, site access, infrastructure.

Villagers have also raised concerns that the extra houses would increase the strain on village amenities including Weedon Bec Primary School and the doctor and dental surgeries.

The group is urging people to write to the Planning Inspectorate before midnight on Thursday, January 29 using appeal ref: APP/Y2810/A/14/2228921.

People responding need to send three copies by post to the The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/26 Hawk Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN

Alternatively people can email their responses to the appeal to robert.wordsworth@pins.gsi.gov.uk.

A date for the appeal to be looked into by the inspector has yet to be fixed.